The name of Fishing Rod Society came from the quote "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime". Fishing Rod Society's main overseas project is Agape Centre, where they serve refugees from Myanmar in Kuala Lumpur, and focus on two key areas: education for the poor and comfort for the sick.
As part of Agape Centre, the Zutong Refugee Catholic Learning Centre (ZRCLC) was set up in 2009 to provide a safe learning place for the Zutong refugee children whom could not be enrolled in any school in Malaysia. Today, the school has expanded its reach to include other Myanmar refugee tribes and has plans to reach out to the larger refugee community in Malaysia.
Agape Centre also organizes monthly pastoral care visits to PERCH, a Convalescent home. Fishing Rod Society has future plans to provide skills courses for mothers and women, employment courses for fathers and men, and extra-curricular activities and clubs for children.