“Keeping our Children Safe” Workshop

Sexual crime against children occurs almost daily, in all strata of society. The Women’s Work Committee at the Council of Churches Malaysia (CCM) has organised a workshop with the theme “Keeping our Children Safe“, specifically for Sunday school teachers and caregivers of primary school children between the ages of 6 and 12.

Mrs Amy Bala, the facilitator of this workshop, is a powerful advocate of child safety and she will share on:
1. How to identify if a child is being sexually abused.
2. What actions to take if a child discloses sexual abuse.
3. How to create awareness in young children to protect themselves.

This workshop will be held on 28th April 2018 (Saturday) from 9.00am to 4.30pm at CCM Ecumenical Centre, 26 Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya. Registration fee is RM10.00 per participant. This workshop is limited to only 30 participants. Do register early!

Download the registration form.

Email completed registration forms to either the Women’s Work Committee Moderator Mary Thomas Mathew at marythomasmtw@gmail.com or Hon. Secretary Mrs. Shanty Sekhar at shanty.sekhar@yahoo.com

For further inquiries please contact Mary Thomas at 012.303.0348 or Shanty Sekhar at 019.222.6944.

More Information on the Speaker :

Amy holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) from University Sains Malaysia in Penang. She started her career with the District Welfare Office in Malacca in 1972 before being transferred to the State Welfare Office in Wilayah Persekutuan in 1975.

In 1984, she moved to the Department of Social Welfare under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development where she spent 20 years specialising in child well-being and early childhood development. During her tenure with the Department, she was involved in planning, developing and conducting national-level training programmes for child care providers. She was also a designated children officer and a gazetted protector of children where she was responsible for investigating and evaluating child welfare cases.

With over three decades of experience in early childhood development and child welfare, Amy is well-versed in designing a range of engagement methods that are catered to the various stages of child development for schools, parents and child care providers. Her experience and track record have earned her invitations to present papers at both regional and international workshops..

Now retired from Department of Social Welfare Malaysia, Amy is currently the Vice President of the Malaysian Association of Social Workers, a Training Advisor for the National Association of Registered Child Care Providers, a consultant to social responsibility projects which focuses on providing day care and residential care for children below 12 years of age, currently conducts keeping Children Safe workshops for NCWO and serves as an advisor at the Children’s Court in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Amy is committed to advocating social change through awareness and education.