Sithipong was a very young student when he first came for the WSCF AP Human Resource Development (HRD) Program 1984 in New Dehli, India. Following this program, Sam joined thousand other young people who came to India for the First Asia Youth Assembly (AYA) in New Delhi. Inspired by this experience, Sam returned to Thailand with renewed commitment to rebuild the Student Christian Movement (SCM). He became the representative of SCM Thailand in the WSCF Regional Committee Meeting (RCM) and the WSCF General Assembly in Mexico in 1986. [read on]
On July 9, 2010, Professor Kentaro Shiuzuki died in Tokyo, Japan due to pneumonia at age 86. This article was prepared by the Asia-Pacific Regional Office through the help of SCM Japan senior friends in memory and tribute to Dr. Kentaro Shiuzuki. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Tomoko and his son Isaku, both living in Japan.
Professor Kentaro Shiuzuki was born on the 21st of February 1924 in Japan to Toshie and Kesato Shiuzuki. At the young age of 19, Kentaro met a Methodist pastor in Japan who introduced him Christianity. [read on]
Maida Coaldrake is an ASCM Senior Friend who was born in 1919 and died on 31 January 2010.
Maida undertook tertiary study in Tasmania at a when it was unusual for women to pursue an academic career.
She was one of only five full-time female students at the University of Tasmania in 1937 and was editor of the University of Tasmania’s Togatus. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, she moved to Melbourne to research her masters thesis on Tasmania’s role in the constitutional movement. [read on]
Fely was initiated into the Ecumenical Movement through his involvement in the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines in the1960's. He was an organizing secretary then Chairperson of SCMP. As a student when he represented SCMP at WSCF events he made a big impression on the federation's leadership with his perceptive analytical skills. This paved the way for him to take leadership positions in the federation, which in turn equipped him to become a distinguished and eminent leader of the worldwide ecumenical movement. [read on]