- Mission Details
- What is the mission trip about?
- Who can go for this trip?
- Will spiritual guidance be provided during the trip?
- What preparations are needed before the trip?
- What is the cost?
- How do I sign up?
- Who can I contact for more information?
|Mission Trip:||CHARIS - Mission Friendship, Deniyaya, Sri Lanka|
|Date:||26 January - 1 February 2015 (7 days)|
|Location:||Deniyaya, Southern Sri Lanka|
|Target Number of Participants:||15 pax (min 8 pax to go)|
|Closing Date:||19 December 2014|
What is the mission trip about?
Caritas SED Galle (CSG) is the diocesan centre for social-economic development of the Diocese of Galle (southern Sri Lanka) working in collaboration with Caritas Sri Lanka. CSG implements projects to uplift underprivileged villagers; to create awareness for their self-improvement; to promote peace and harmony among the different groups, and to provide support during times of disasters and emergencies.
The challenges of providing accessible drinking water and the severe lack of sanitation for the villagers have been mounting. In October 2014, CHARIS provided funding for the building of 50 latrines in the Deniyaya area to help with this dire sanitation situation. CHARIS will also be conducting a bio-sand water filtration system (BSF) training for the villagers – a solution first introduced by volunteer Mr. Roger Tan.
Come early December, a CHARIS mission team will be deployed to help Deniyaya residents with the building of these toilets and also to implement the BSF system. Join us as we work hand-in-hand with our brothers and sisters in need to help rebuild their homes and their lives. Come experience faith in action, the joy of mission work, and fellowship with team members and beneficiaries.
Who can go for this trip?
Volunteers are to be above the age of 21 and are required to attend all pre-trip preparation sessions and briefings.
Will spiritual guidance be provided during the trip?
Yes. There will be spiritually-guided sessions conducted before and during the mission trip.
What preparations are needed before the trip?
There will be compulsory pre-trip briefings in the weeks leading to the trip.
1st Briefing – Tuesday, 16 Dec, 7 pm
- Information on worksite, accommodation, safety & security situation and work expectation
- Immunisation requirements
- Registration and collection of Mission fees (if confirmed)
2nd Briefing – Tuesday, 6 Jan, 7 pm
- Team bonding & introduction of key roles and responsibilities
- Mission itinerary & packing list
- Check individual immunisation readiness
Final Briefing and Formation Session – Tuesday, 20 Jan, 7 pm
- Run through finalised Mission itinerary
- Briefing on departure & flight details
- Mission Formation Session
All briefings will be held at:
Venue: CHARIS office
55 Waterloo Street
#07-02 Catholic Centre
What is the cost?
Each volunteer pays the subsidised cost of $900, which will cover their return air ticket, trip accommodation, transport, meals, materials and travel insurance.
How do I sign up?
To register, please fill up and submit the online registration form:
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact Lilynne Seah @ tel 6337-4119 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org