ACTS 2019 Missions & Online Forms

ACTS BATTAMBANG, CAMBODIA

*Mission Size – 180 seats
7th to 14th Dec 2019

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.

Join us for a time of advent joy in service and giving to more than 8 parishes/villages. To engage with children and to help spruce up the infrastructure of village communities we are in need of creative and willing hands in the form of medically trained individuals, dentists, teachers, artists, musicians, dancers and anyone who can help with planning, organising, painting and packing.

Age limit for participants is 12 to 70.

Estimated cost: Approximately SGD350 for hotel and mission fees (includes transport and meals) and another $ 450 for airfare to Siem Reap or Phnom Penh depending on airline chosen.

All are welcome to make it an eventful and holy Advent Mission for Battambang and you. God Bless

REGISTER NOW - BATTAMBANG

ACTS PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

*Mission Size – 150 seats
7th to 14th Dec 2019

Rustic villages, bare foot children running in dusty lanes, run-down shacks in need of repair....DO NOT come to Phnom Penh (PP) if this is your ideal mission. PP is a modern metropolis with traffic jams, modern malls, schools.

ACTS-Singapore has been working with the Salesian Sisters and the Missionary of Charity Home Sisters for more than 10 years to bring laughter, friendship and gifts to the children, teenagers, young adults and families in their school and home. Come to PP as an individual or as a family to make a difference to young people who have to grapple with the needs of modern society.

Come to PP to share and exchange life experiences and skills.
Work Scope
...Medical and Dental
...team builder, motivational instructors
...Sports Facilitators
...IT Experts, Bakers and TEACHERS
...Catechists and facilitators
…Video and Photographers

Estimated cost: SGD180 (mission fee) + accommodation USD25-40 per room per night for 7 nights, twin share (excluding flight)

REGISTER NOW - PHNOM PENH

ACTS KOMPONG THOM, CAMBODIA

*Mission Size – 32 seats
7th to 14th Dec 2019

Kompong Thom is a small town about two hours between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. We work primarily with the Catholic Parish of the Good Shepherd to reach out to small communities like Kompong Roteh and Kompong Koh in two key areas: medical and education. We are looking at participants who can help with medical nursing, general IT, logistic support for about 1000 patients over the 5 days as well as sharing basic learning skills, lifeskills and interaction with the young children attending school at the parish.

REGISTER NOW - KOMPONG THOM

ACTS ANISAKAN, MYANMAR

*Mission Size – 50 seats
5 Dec to 12 Dec 2019

Our mission supports the Salesian priests and sisters at 3 centres in Anisakan village and Pyin Oo Lwin township in Central Myanmar. The Salesian communities reach out to 250 youth from poor backgrounds, who receive education, vocational training and character formation at these boarding centres. The Salesian sisters also run a kindergarten and primary school for 400 children. Our mission requires doctors to provide medical care and health education; volunteers to teach English/ general knowledge to young people and interact with kindergarten /primary school children in learning and activities. We also need catechists for faith formation and anyone with skills in baking, sewing/handicraft and mural painting.

Estimated cost per participant is SGD 800 - 1,200, which covers airfare, accommodation, mission fees (including meals, water & land transport) but excludes personal expenses. Age limit is 15 to 70 years.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are FULL!

ACTS CHANTHAGONE, MYANMAR

*Mission Size – 20 seats
30th Nov to 7th Dec 2019

Located 45 min east of Mandalay city & within minutes to the Marian Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Holy Rosary, the Don Bosco Vocational Training Institute & Salesian sisters’ home at Chantagone Paleik cares for girls doing their college education. The girls come from across the country and mainly from poor needy families. Chantagone mission has a strong emphasis on education and involves teaching the girls English, computer skills, accounting as well as preparing them for work - resume writing, interview skills, grooming, presentation skills & motivational/relationship awareness.

We are also in need of doctors and a triage team for health checks & education during the mission week for the many poor catholic families in the area.

Members/teachers/catechists are also needed to work with kindergarten, tuition children & conduct catechism classes, to paint (walls & murals) and carry out maintenance works. The mission size will be limited in order to balance the needs of the girls & Chantagone community versus the mission participants’ need for reflection.

The estimated cost per participant is S$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. Those under the age of 21 would require a guardian.

REGISTER NOW - CHANTHAGONE

ACTS HLAING THAR YAR, MYANMAR

*Mission Size – 25 to 30 seats
30th Nov to 6th Dec 2019

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, triage support for the medical team, teachers/helpers for kindergarten and tuition children, catechists for catechism sharing and painters for walls & murals. Help is also needed to conduct environmental education and cooking of some meals for the children and farewell dinner for the mission. Participants must be prepared to multi-task and assist where required and also be fruitfully engaged.

The estimated cost per participant is SGD 600 - 800 inclusive of airfare, accommodation, mission fees (covering meals, water & land transport) but excluding personal expenses. Age limit for participants is 15 to 70.

REGISTER NOW - HLAING THAR YAR

ACTS PHILIPPINES

*Mission Size – 50 seats
23rd Nov to 30th Nov 2019

We are blessed that we will be able to continue our annual one-week outreach mission to the Philippines again this year, in support of the Salesian Sisters based in Cavite and Manila. During this one-week program in late November, you will have the opportunity to participate in these programs:
-      engaging and befriending the children from the village through creative activities, games, song and dance
-      imparting value formation modules with children from Grade 5 students
-      engaging a cheerful group of seniors in games, song and dance
-      handing out love parcels to the villagers and the elderly

In working alongside with the Sisters and their local volunteers, participants will share in the lives of the people who live in the squatter areas in the outskirts of Manila, and be warmed by the cheerful disposition of the local residents despite their frugal conditions. Given that the Filipinos have a greater exposure to English, there is less of a language barrier in interacting with the local community.

The estimated cost per participant is SGD 350 to 500 inclusive of hotel accommodation (twin-share) and mission fees (covering meals, water & land transport) but excluding airfares and personal expenses. Age limit for participants is 15 to 70..

REGISTER NOW - PHILIPPINES