|Mission Trip:||CHARIS - acts29 Mission Friendship (Bio-sand water filtration): Romblon, Philippines|
|Organisation:||CHARIS - acts29|
|Date:||23 - 30 October, 2016|
|Target Number of Participants:||9 pax|
|Closing Date:||28 September 2016|
What is the mission trip about?
Come end-October 2016, a CHARIS-acts29 team will be deployed to Romblon to give training, capacity build and help build the bio-sand water filtration system with the local community. If you are interested to learn the system and build it do join us! Come experience faith in action, the joy of mission work, and fellowship with team members and the local community.
acts29 started in 2002 with a group of Singaporean youths who went to the Payatas Dumpsite of Quezon City, Philippines. It has grown to be a community of Singaporeans and Filipinos committed to simplicity, solidarity and engaged in a mission of love. Today acts29 builds communities and provides direct services to the areas they serve in and forms youths to transform communities. acts29's formation and volunteer houses are based in sub-urban, Montalban Rizal, Philippines.
In 2015, acts29 partnered up with the Diocese of Romblon made of 15 islands. In recent years, rising sea levels and annual typhoons have destroyed many homes of the islanders.
acts29 is moving families living on the coastline by building houses inland, further away from the sea. The locals across the islands of the Romblon archipelago lack safe drinking water and families and have to head to the parishes to access water from the churches' wells every day. The locals currently have to boil their water before consumption. Thus, acts29 has partnered with CHARIS in order to implement the idea of bio-sand water filtration and to train the local community and acts29 on the construction of the system.
The bio-sand water filtration system, is a cost-effective way of removing bacteria and parasites in water. It is easy to build, use and maintain. The system uses the slow sand filter method, which filters out pathogens and suspended solids.