Sister Regina Htoo Htoo was elected as the new province leader of the East Asia Province at the Province Chapter held 23 April – 10 May 2014.
Regina made her perpetual profession on 21st February 1999. She is a Myanmar citizen, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Diploma in Religious Formation. Regina is a graduate of the Myanmar Institute of Formation for Formators (MIFF) and has been working as a counsellor, spiritual director and teacher, giving courses on Human Development.
Her ministry experiences include: pastoral ministry, residential care of single mothers and their children, Caritas Social Services programs and networking with NGOs for community development, HIV/AIDS prevention programs, Child Development and Empowerment programs, and Vocational training for women and girls in crisis situations.
Previously, Regina served as local community leader and sector councillor in Myanmar, a sector of the Province of East Asia.
Sister Regina began her six year term on 27th June 2014.
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Young women come from all over Myanmar to attend this skills training center in Mandalay. Economic empowerment and job opportunities are essential for their personal development and participation in society
East Asia Province held its Pre-Chapter gathering in Myanmar from 8 – 13 December 2019 with the theme “Integrated Life, Drawn by Love, Passionate for Justice”
Empowerment Program for Good Shepherd Partners-in-Mission was conducted from 12 to 18 October 2019 in Loikaw, Kayah State. The theme of the session: 'JUST LOVE'
The youngest generation of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Myanmar participated in an annual session in Loikaw, Kayah State from 1-30 September, 2019
The sisters in Myanmar have been reaching out to groups of children living on the streets, and building relationship with them. Some respond to opportunities offered and others, for now, continue their vulnerable life style
Forty three sisters and four lay mission partners gathered in Yangon from 8 different communities for important meetings in preparation for the East Asia Province Chapter
‘Must be strong to say No to the temptation of strangers.’ This phrase was repeated many times to the migrant children in Binh Hung Hoa, Vietnam on 30 July, World Day Against Human Trafficking
Seventeen sisters of East Asia Province participated in Skilled Facilitation Training from 5-15 March 2019 in order to strengthen leadership skills and human resources in the province
Good Shepherd Nongkhai hosted meals for participants at their social microenterprise restaurant, as well as organizing the central feature of the program which attracted almost 2,000 people
Eighty Sisters from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam participated in a three day Province Gathering in Pattaya, Thailand
The sisters work with UN agencies and Church organisations in offering a wide range of support services to Internally Displaced Persons seeking safety from prolonged conflict
The nine Province Leaders of Asia Pacific met in Ipoh, Malaysia for their annual meeting, joined by two sisters from the Congregational Leadership Team
In Myanmar, Good Shepherd sisters joined other religious Leaders and people living with HIV/AIDS and their families in an act of solidarity and remembrance
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Responding to an urgent plea, a team from Singapore planned and implemented the installation of a fresh water system in a Good Shepherd School in Ho Chi Minh city
Good Shepherd services in Myanmar work in partnership with government and other non-government organizations towards the elimination of human trafficking
This dynamic and inspiring website shows 5 major project areas in Nongkhai, northeastern Thailand, highlighting Good Shepherd presence in 179 villages.
16 participants from many provinces of Asia Pacific responded to the call to learn the skills of facilitation at a workshop held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 31 March to 8 April
The Garden of Friendship has flourished from former rice fields to a thriving and multi-faceted support service for people in need of health care. Now it has a fine new facility
Raising awareness and empowerment of vulnerable groups to ensure Safe Migration and to combat Trafficking in Persons
In Ho Chi Minh City, the Sisters conduct a school for children who live with daunting and complex challenges. The resilience of the children is amazing
In 1866 St Mary Euphrasia sent sisters to Myanmar to begin a Good Shepherd foundation. A year of preparation culminates in celebrations to mark this happy occasion
A former Good Shepherd lay Mission Partner from Sydney tells the story of her family holiday in Thailand. She meets up with Sister Lakana and is inspired by this project in Phuket
Historic first Formation and Partnership Session in Asia Pacific creates a distinct shift in the understanding of Partnership for Mission
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region
This Good Shepherd Center in Thailand raises awareness and empowers vulnerable women to ensure safe migration and employment, and to combat Trafficking in Persons
The sisters in Yangon offer nursery care for the many 'at risk' small children near their convent
From 7-11 November 2014, 18 Mission Partners from Singapore-Malaysia visited Myanmar - a Good Shepherd Beyond Borders experience
The Good Shepherd community in Bangkok responds to an invitation from UNHCR to provide a Language School for the children of refugees and asylum seekers
In Bangkok, the Sisters engage with local schools, the private sector and local NGOs to protect migrant children from neglect, abuse and exploitation
In Chiang Mai Thailand, Wildflower Home offers education, health and empowerment opportunities to young women. A farm on the property provides a sustainable yield for the home's meals
The Sisters are establishing a fruit and vegetable orchard to educate young people in ecology, to teach them agricultural skills and life skills
Children aged from 3 - 14 are offered extensive and holistic programmes. These include education, health, life skills, counselling, even a Credit Union.