Social worker with a passion for justice

About

Since her perpetual profession in 1996, Niluka has been involved in a number of ministries. She holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work.

 

In Good Shepherd

Niluka writes: - I have been involved in a number of different ministries in my province including Child Development centre, care of single mothers, empowerment of women factory workers in the Free Trade Zone, coordinator of the rehabilitation centre for teenagers.  At present I work as Coordinator of Good Shepherd Justice Peace office of Sri Lanka. I represent Good Shepherd Justice Peace at the Conference of the Major Religious Superiors.  Also I represent Good Shepherd and network with civil societies, NGOs, and faith based organizations.

 

The Challenges

As member of network of the Movement of Religious Women against Human Trafficking (AMRAT) I participated at the 2nd international coordination meeting of International Network of Consecrated Life against Trafficking in Persons (Thalitha Kum) which held in 2016 in Rome.

I have been the Justice Peace Contact person for the Province of Sri Lanka/ Pakistan and a member of the Asia Pacific Justice Peace (APJP) core team  since 2010 until now.  At present I serve as a coordinator of Asia Pacific Justice Peace network.

 

The Inspiration

‘Good Shepherd Asia Pacific is important to me as it links me with the

regional and international congregation.

It commands an important position for networking and collaboration

with the countries I work with.’    

 

Projects

GSAP Integration Committee meets

GSAP Integration Committee meets

The GSAP Integration Committee describes its meeting in Kuala Lumpur from 12-16 July in ways which are inspirational and practical, and they invite us all to seize the moment. Carpe Diem!

Planning for Good Shepherd Child Protection Workshop

Planning for Good Shepherd Child Protection Workshop

Three members of the Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Justice Peace team met in Sri Lanka from 3-7 April 2019 to plan for a regional workshop on Child Protection/Child Rights

GS Asia Pacific Integration Committee meets

GS Asia Pacific Integration Committee meets

The GSAPIC met in Singapore from 15-17 March 2019. This brief description gives a flavour of their work, and more information will be available after their plans are considered by the APC in April

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region