Same Skies

May 8, 2018

We are overjoyed to announce that 154 wonderful supporters have made our 2018 challenge a true success by donating $25,217!

Same Skies thanks YOU for your incredible support! Our 2018 challenge started with an ambitious target. Our enthusiastic campaigners successfully mobilised an amazing network of caring people. The continuation of our projects in Malaysia is now secured until the end of this year. We will provide you regularly with updates through our ne...

January 3, 2018

We would like to share the highlights of 2017 with you!

This year was full of lessons learnt, progress in new and old projects, growth, fruitful exchanges, interesting collaborations, and of course plenty of work for our fast growing team!

We successfully established branches in Malaysia and Indonesia, and welcomed 13 new board members to Same Skies International. We now have legal entities in four countries!...

November 10, 2017

New project launched to help Rohingya women create sustainable livelihood initiatives

Last month, our first UNHCR-funded project took off in Ipoh, Malaysia. We have already conducted two field visits to the Rohingya Society Malaysia (RSM) in order to assess the needs of 24 participating Rohingya women.

This 6-month project is part of UNHCR Malaysia's strategy to engage local NGOs to work with Rohingya refugee groups. We have already visited t...

October 16, 2017

A new network of Refugee-Led Organisations came together in Kuala Lumpur to make a change!

Last month, Same Skies brought together nine refugee groups from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The participants exchanged, shared and discussed a common path for their future to enhance collaboration between their communities and strengthen existing capacities! Same Skies will offer support for twelve months and help them...

May 13, 2017

As you know, Same Skies has been supporting Refugee Learning Center in Indonesia for over 12 months, and we are extremely proud of the volunteers' capacity to now operate independently and productively in line with our model of self-sustainability and empowerment. However, what you may not know is that we continue to assist the volunteer teachers and management through regular coaching sessions via Skype. Our Coaching Programme is d...

March 7, 2017

Same Skies Executive Director, Julia Frei, Training & Development Manager, Bradley Short, and the Vice-President of the newly established Malaysian Board, Wei Tan Zheng, have just returned from a handover visit to Refugee Learning Center & Refugee Learning Nest in Indonesia. 

A massive thank you goes to Wei Tan Zheng and Abdullah Sarwari, who have recorded countless hours of footage of our visit and will now produce a short video about...

November 18, 2016

We have just returned from another productive field visit to Indonesia. We have provided diverse training sessions to over 40 participants from Refugee Learning Nest and Refugee Learning Center, as well as representatives from our partners, Cipayung Refugee Educational Center, Refugee Women Support Group Indonesia and other refugee learning centres. We conducted workshops on:

  • Academic English

  • Writing Effective Emails

  • Writing...

August 18, 2016

Same Skies has just completed another field visit to Indonesia. This time Executive Director, Julia Frei, accompanied Health Consultant Sharon Low and Project Officer Annisa Tauziri. The main purpose of the visit was to conduct a health assessment, and design a community-based health programme.

Sharon and Annisa consulted eighty men, women and children from the refugee community about their most common health issues, as well as their prevention and coping st...

May 2, 2016

Same Skies has just returned from a two-week trip to Indonesia!

This time, we were lucky enough to welcome two new members to the team! Poppy Browne is a qualified Australian social worker who has been living in Indonesia for the last few months. Tracey Donehue is an experienced Australian teacher, who currently lives in Vanuatu. Both of them have broad experience working with refugees and asylum seekers and were invaluable in the design and delivery of our...

October 1, 2015

It has been one year since YOU made Same Skies a reality through the first crowd-funding campaign and we would like to express our sincere gratitude!

September marks a significant milestone for Refugee Learning Nest in that six months have passed since they opened their doors to the community. During this time they have made remarkable progress in their activities, providing educational and recreational opportunities for around 40 childre...

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