ElShaddai Centre Sabah started in 2020 to support primarily the largest number of stateless people in Sabah. The actual number of stateless people in Sabah is unknown, with reports estimating that the number ranges from 800,000 to millions. Most of them are of Indonesia and the Philippines descent.
Education and Social Work are the core services of ElShaddai Centre Sabah. We also look forward to providing Healthcare and Skill Training services to the community in the future.
We hope a generation of these displaced people can be raised to bless their own communities and contribute positively to the economy and society of Sabah
Since 2020, ElShaddai Centre Sabah has set up 4 learning centres across the city of Kota Kinabalu. These learning centres are located intentionally within the community so that education would be accessible to every child. As of 2021, we have 100 students enrolled across all 4 learning centres.
Our team comprises of local teachers, volunteers, and community teachers, this partnership allows us to build up the community sustainably.
Education will be the main emphasis of ElShaddai Sabah as it is the RIGHT of every child to have education, and we believe in the power of education to uplift the individual, community and nation. We will also support these displaced and marginalized communities by providing healthcare, emergency relief, skills training and development in the future.
By doing so, we hope a generation of these displaced people can be raised to bless their own communities and to contribute positively to the economy and society of Sabah.
When Sabah was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, ElShaddai Centre Sabah saw the urgent need of the marginalised diaspora community as many were losing jobs. We stepped in and provided provision and medicine to about 1000 immigrant families in the Kota Kinabalu area. We will continue to support the community not just in terms of emergency relief, but mentally and spiritually as well.
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.