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ACTS Gala Dinner 2017
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ACTS 2017 Mission registration is now open

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ACTS BATTAMBANG, CAMBODIA

*Mission Size – 200 seats
2nd to 9th Dec 2017

Battambang is the main city of Battambang Province and the third largest city in Cambodia.

During the genocidal years of the Pol Pot regime 1975-1979, many priests, religious and lay Catholics were killed including the first Apostolic Prefect of Battambang, Bishop Paul Tep Im Sotha. In 1990 permission was given to Catholics to worship freely in Cambodia. In 2000, Enrique Figaredo (Monsignor Kike) was appointed Apostolic Prefect in Battambang. Bishop Kike has invited ACTS to work with the poor and needy in the field of education and health together with the Salesian sisters who help run the Don Bosco Cambodia Foundation.

ACTS Cambodia-Battambang would like to invite 200-220 volunteers to participate in an advent mission from the 2nd to 9th December 2017. Do join us to make it an eventful and holy Advent for Battambang and you. God Bless.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are FULL!

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ACTS PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

*Mission Size – 250 seats
9th to 16th Dec 2017

ACTS Phnom Penh is most popular with multigenerational families keen to share a meaningful Advent week with the Salesian Sisters and students from Don Bosco Schools and with the Missionary of Charity Home Sisters and their residents.

During the week, participants will be assigned based on their skills and age profile to in a myriad of activities with children from kindergartens to vocational levels for 3 schools reaching a total cohort of over 2,000 students.

We are looking out especially for willing men/women in the areas of IT expertise, to help improve network and connectivity of the schools technology; in the areas of handywork  to paint, perform simple repair and maintenance works. We need young adults to help mentor and share life experiences. We always need doctors and dentists to attend to the local children and to the nearby villagers.

Although ACTS Phnom Penh has the largest contingent for volunteers, spaces get filled up quickly! So plan your December commitments early and register today.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are FULL!

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ACTS HLAING THAR YAR, MYANMAR

*Mission Size – 15 seats
1st Dec to 7th Dec 2017

Hlaing Thar Yar is a poor township outside Yangon, where the Salesian sisters run a kindergarten to provide education for children from poor families and also after-school care and tuition for students. They also work in conjunction with the Infant Jesus Church nearby. We need doctors for a medical team, triage support for the team, those with the interest and skills to work with kindergarten children, conduct activities with the after-school students and painting of walls and a mural.

The estimated cost per participant is SGD 700 to 800 inclusive of airfare, accommodation, mission fees (covering meals, water & land transport) but excluding personal expenses. Age limit for participants is 15 to 70.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are FULL!

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ACTS CHANTHAGON, MYANMAR

*Mission Size – 15 seats
3rd Dec to 10th Dec 2017

Located 45 min outside Mandalay city, the Salesian sisters’ home at Chathagon cares for girls doing their college education. This mission has a strong education emphasis and involves teaching the girls English, computer skills, accounting and also preparing them for work – resume writing, interview skills, grooming, motivational/relationship awareness. We also need doctors and a triage team as well as members to do work with kindergarten children, painting and maintenance work.

The estimated cost per participant is SGD 900 to 1,200 (depending on airline choice) inclusive of airfare, accommodation, mission fees (covering meals, water & land transport) but excluding personal expenses. Age limit for participants is 15 to 70.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are FULL!

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ACTS ANISAKAN, MYANMAR

*Mission Size – 35 seats
7th Dec to 14th Dec 2017

This mission supports the Salesian priests and sisters at their 3 centres in rural Anisakan village and Pyin Oo Lwin township, both two hours from Mandalay. Some 250 teenage boys and girls from poor backgrounds board and are cared for at these centres, receiving education, vocational training and character formation. The sisters also run kindergartens at 2 centres, reaching out to about 300 poor village children.

During our mission, we need doctors and triage support, people who can teach basic English to young people, anyone who enjoys engaging kindergarten/elementary school children and teens in learning and activities, those with interests in faith formation, baking/cooking, sewing, and basic painting/maintenance works.

The estimated cost per participant is SGD 900 to 1,200 (depending on airline choice), and includes airfare, accommodation, mission fees (covering meals, water & land transport) but excludes personal expenses. Age limit for participants is 15 to 70.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are FULL!

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ACTS PHILIPPINES

*Mission Size – 40 seats
26th Nov to 2nd Dec 2017

ACTS Manila returns in 2017. We are excited to announce that we will resume the annual one-week outreach mission to the Philippines, in support of the Salesian Sisters based in Manila. During this one-week program in late November, you will have the opportunity to participate in various programs:

  • engaging the children from the neighbourhood poor in creative activities and games
  • tutoring children from squatter areas
  • teaching and interacting with female students with special needs
  • conduct classes to impart income-generating or practical skills to poor mothers
  • engaging a cheerful group of oldies and homeless in games, singing, and dancing

In working alongside with the Sisters and local volunteers, ACTS members will gain exposure to living conditions in the squatter areas of Manila, as well as be enriched by the cheerful disposition of the local residents despite their destitute conditions. Given that the Filipinos have a greater exposure to English, there is less of a language barrier in interacting with the local community.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are FULL!