BEING AN INSTRUMENT OF GOD

BEING AN INSTRUMENT OF GOD A volunteer with the ANAK-Tnk Foundation, Mathilde left her corporate job based in Paris 3 years ago. Upon pondering upon the call of her life, the gifts and talents which she has been blessed with from the Lord, she was prompted to take action in sharing her time and gifts…

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LOVING BEYOND OUR SHORES

LOVING BEYOND OUR SHORES As the official arm of overseas humanitarian aid in the Archdiocese of Singapore, Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) has responded to numerous disasters and humanitarian situations on behalf of the Catholic community in Singapore over the past months. Some examples shown in the video are covered below. Floods…

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SHARING IN LOVE AND JOY

SHARING IN LOVE AND JOY Thida with the underpriviledged children in Cambodia that her charity, Children Smile, serves. (Photo Credits: A Call To Share) Thida (22 years old) is a Cambodian graduate of the Don Bosco School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where ACTS organises its annual humanitarian outreach providing education, dance and sports for the…

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FINDING RELIEF FROM THE EXTREME HEAT

FINDING RELIEF FROM EXTREME HEAT Wagha Ram (right), a beneficiary of Caritas India, together with his family. (Photo Credits: Caritas India) In several states of India, the heatwaves earlier this year were disturbing the health and emergency services and have increased strain on water, energy and transportation, resulting in power shortages and even blackouts.   Wagha…

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WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS

WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS Zhywee on the mission trip in 2015. (Credits: Project Micah; Image is blurred to protect the identities of the beneficiaries.) Zhywee, a volunteer with Project Micah, is a Fitness Educator, Personal Trainer and Zumba Instructress. In 2015, she was fortunate to have joined the Myanmar mission, sharing in dance, music and…

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EDUCATION IS THE ONLY THING THAT CANNOT BE STOLEN FROM US

EDUCATION IS THE ONLY THING THAT CANNOT BE STOLEN FROM US Joseph monitoring students’ classroom activity. (Photo Credits: Jesuit Refugee Services) Joseph is currently the Primary School Head Teacher in the Ban Mai Soi refugee camp in Thailand. Under Jesuit Refugee Service’s Mae Hong Son Education project, Joseph was fortunate to have been able to…

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FIND YOUR LIGHT, AND LET IT SHINE FOR OTHERS

Ethan at Ignitus Social Mission with Love

FIND YOUR LIGHT, AND LET IT SHINE FOR OTHERS Ethan Chia CHARIS Volunteer I was first introduced to social volunteerism when I joined the Interact Club in Junior College. Interacting with my beneficiaries for the first time exposed me to our country’s fragile and vulnerable side. It shocked me how many people in our midst…

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TO BE CONSISTENT IN LOVE REGARDLESS OF WHERE I AM

TO BE CONSISTENT IN LOVE REGARDLESS OF WHERE I AM Anne Claudine Tan Volunteer I first got in touch with CHARIS by volunteering on their Mission to Sri Lanka in early 2015, which aimed to improve sanitation within villages in the Deniyaya region in collaboration with Caritas Sri Lanka. Since then, I have been involved…

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BUILDING COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCY

BUILDING COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCY National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines and their beneficiaries would like to congratulate Singapore in celebrating 200 years of the Catholic faith and expresses their gratitude for all that they have received from you through CHARIS. With your blessings, beneficiaries from 100 impoverished communities within 20 dioceses located in…

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