Have you heard of Zara’s story?

Hi, my name is Zara* and I am 16 years old this year. I flew to Malaysia from Myanmar when my grandma passed away and I came to live with my uncle as I do not have other relative in Myanmar. I run away when I was 15 because my uncle forced me to get married and to go back to Myanmar. Today I am studying at the ElShaddai Centre Girl’s shelter, and I study in their school.

Since young, my dream is to be policewoman and to help those in need. To achieve this, I need to have a proper education. I face challenges such as a lack of self-confidence and the urge to give up this dream. But now this has changed when I receive help from UNHCR and ElShaddai Centre. I now have a place to stay free education and other needs such as receiving counselling. I have no worries as ElShaddai Centre has provided me with all the things I need. Through them, I not only have a chance to study, I also have a chance to go to be relocated to another country. Now I am waiting for my time to go to Australia. And in future, I will have the chance to be a policewoman I’m thankful to all who have helped me along my journey here in Malaysia.

Zara* (Name has changed)

Christmas Fundraising 2021

Empowering Communities, Transforming Lives.

Help the marginalized and displaced families to rebuild their lives. The effect of the pandemic has been devastating for our whole society, especially to the most vulnerable among us. The families ElShaddai Centre work with are now seeking to rebuild their lives with dignity.