World Student Christian Federation - Asia-Pacific Region (WSCF-AP)
Who We Are

WSCF Asia-Pacific Leadership, 2010-2012

 

Staff, Regional Office in Hong Kong

Regional Secretary

Ms. Necta Montes
Necta Montes [PHILIPPINES] Necta Montes is a member of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). She first joined SCM Philippines in 1982 and later held positions as General Secretary of SCM Philippines and General Secretary of the Philippine Christian Youth Federation. A speaker of Filipino (plus two local dialects) and English, Necta majored in psychology in her Bachelor of Science. She is currently continuing study for a Master's degree in Theology at the Asian Theological Seminary. Prior to taking up the position of Asia-Pacific Regional Secretary, Necta was Resource and Development Officer for ISIS International, a Manila-based NGO dedicated to women's information and communication needs. Before she moved to Isis International, Necta held the position of WSCF Asia-Pacific Regional Women's Co-ordinator. Necta has also served as a member of the WSCF Executive Committee.

 

Regional Women’s Co-ordinator

Sunita Suna
Sunita Suna [INDIA] Sunita Suna joined SCM in 1995 and is a member of the Lutheran Church. A speaker of Oriya, Hindi and English, Sunita has studied education (B.Ed.), arts (B.A.), developmental studies (Dip.D.S.) and gender analysis. She has worked on women's issues in a number of ecumenical and human rights organisations in India and more broadly in the Asia-Pacific region. Sunita's first SCM role in women's concerns was as national staff for SCM India, in the role of Study Secretary - Women's Concern. Prior to her appointment as Asia-Pacific Regional Women's Co-ordinator, Sunita served as WSCF Inter-Regional Women's Co-ordinator for two years based at the WSCF Africa Office in Nairobi.

 

Standing Committee

Chairperson

Jahartap Yustin Pasaribu
Jahartap Yustin Pasaribu [INDONESIA] Yustin is graduate from the Diponegoro University, Semarang, in Central Java, majoring in Industrial Engineering. Since 1999 Yustin GMKI member and was part of the GMKI National Executive Committee as Treasurer (2004-2006) and served as the Chairperson for General, Communication and International Affairs (2006-2008). He currently serves as a member of the WSCF AP Human Rights Committee.

 

Vice Chairperson

Phan Dara
Phan Dara [CAMBODIA]

 

Members-at-Large

Lam Hiu Fan
Lam Hiu Fan [HONG KONG] Fanny joined SCM Hong Kong in 2008 and graduated with Higher Diploma in Social Work at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the same year. She was elected as an Executive committee member of SCM Hong Kong in 2009 and continue till date. Fanny says “SCM gives me new insights/lens to look at the world and religions. Ecumenical movement for me is a daily practice of the new insights and perspectives I gained from SCM/WSCF. I love to learn and gain experience in WSCF”. She hopes to contribute more to SCM and continue her ecumenical journey in WSCF AP.

 

Ga Yeon Lee
Ga Yeon Lee [KOREA]

 

Exco (hold-over from previous term)

Immanuel Gopala Kitan
Immanuel Gopala Kitan [SRI LANKA] Immanuel is currently serving as General Secretary for the Student Christian Movement of Sri Lanka (SCMSL), previously as he worked as finance secretary from 2005-2006. Immanuel comes from an extensive background in the ecumenical movement in Sri Lanka as Vice Chairperson, Member of the Board of Education, and Member of the Community and Life Unit on the national Christian Council of Sri Lanka. As a member of the executive committee he hopes to provide a firm voice to strengthen relationships of solidarity in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Bronwyn Crowe
Bronwyn Crowe [AUSTRALIA] Bronwyn is studying towards a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Western Australia. Bronwyn was an active member of local, state, national and regional SCM since 2002. Bronwyn also served as part of the UWA SCM branch, involved with the Area Council overseeing the various branches in WA, currently Treasurer, and previously National Coordinator of the ASCM. She also represented ASCM at the 2004 RCM and GA in Thailand. Bronwyn sees SCM in WA as a very small and close community which provides and stimulates her faith.

 

 

Regional Women’s Committee

 

Misato Sasaki
Misato Sasaki [JAPAN] Misato Sasaki is a member of SCM Japan since 2007. Recently she graduated with major in Policy Study in the area of Labor rights Movements. After graduating from the university, Misato is working with SCM Japan as an intern and in charge of  MIRIAM – women's program with SCM staffs. Misato participated in Women's Doing Theology workshop organized by the WSCF AP in November 2009. In 2010 during the Regional Committee Meeting in Tomohon, Indonesia,  Misato was elected to serve in the Regional Women’s Committee - WSCF AP, representing the North East Asia.

 

Mani Mandal
Mani Mandal [BANGLADESH]

 

Selfitriani Kulla
Selfitriani Kulla [INDONESIA] Selfitriani Kulla more commonly known as Effy is an active member of Indonesia SCM (GMKI) since 2004. She attended the Women Doing Theology (WDT) 2009 when she was the Secretary of the Functional Capacity of Women in Executive Committee of GMKI 2008-2010. The WDT programme helped her to become strong in her struggle to integrate the issue of women leadership in GMKI. Presently she is preparing to become a pastor at the Church in Jakarta and also active as a Vice Chairperson in Indonesia Youth Interfaith Forum Communication.

 

Bronwyn Crowe
Bronwyn Crowe [AUSTRALIA] Bronwyn is studying towards a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Western Australia. Bronwyn was an active member of local, state, national and regional SCM since 2002. Bronwyn also served as part of the UWA SCM branch, involved with the Area Council overseeing the various branches in WA, currently Treasurer, and previously National Coordinator of the ASCM. She also represented ASCM at the 2004 RCM and GA in Thailand. Bronwyn sees SCM in WA as a very small and close community which provides and stimulates her faith.

 

Sunita Suna
Sunita Suna [INDIA] Sunita Suna joined SCM in 1995 and is a member of the Lutheran Church. A speaker of Oriya, Hindi and English, Sunita has studied education (B.Ed.), arts (B.A.), developmental studies (Dip.D.S.) and gender analysis. She has worked on women's issues in a number of ecumenical and human rights organisations in India and more broadly in the Asia-Pacific region. Sunita's first SCM role in women's concerns was as national staff for SCM India, in the role of Study Secretary - Women's Concern. Prior to her appointment as Asia-Pacific Regional Women's Co-ordinator, Sunita served as WSCF Inter-Regional Women's Co-ordinator for two years based at the WSCF Africa Office in Nairobi.