Monday, October 29, 2018


14/Oct/18 - 27/Oct/18
Salesians Educational Project Singapore
by Project Kyrie



We, Project Kyrie, thank everyone for making time from their busy schedules to help teach, share and take care of Sisters Bernadette, Gioretti, Justina and Monica from Myanmar and Cambodia during their 2 weeks all rounded Education Programme in Singapore.

The love that has been shared with the sisters is obviously abundant as seen clearly on the faces of excited and glowing faces of sisters, who in turn can’t wait to share what they have learnt to other sisters, teachers and students in their 4 communities.

These 4 sisters will be our ambassadors to teach and ensure that disadvantaged children get the best education possible in their schools.





Special Thanks:


To Friends of Project Kyrie
for reaching out to us to offer their services, their funds, for using their network for greater good in building God’s Kingdom and to all who participated with a willing heart to make things happen for the good of others.



To Teachers for sharing their comprehensive lifetime of knowledge to the sisters every morning for 4 hrs for 2 weeks.


To educational centres
for opening up their pre-schools and sharing their best practices and teaching methodology to build up the sisters.






To artists who share their God-gifted talents.


To individuals and host family who opened up their homes and families to welcome the sisters.


To sight-seeing team for after-classes activities. Education is also out of the classrooms. What fun!

To welfare team for ensuring sister’s health and welfare is in good order whilst they are here.


Last but not least, to all donors who contributed to support all the expenses and to Holy Spirit church for use of their fantastic classroom.



Special Acknowledgements :

English Teachers - Adeline Chang, Tan Pee Hui, Lee Wan Yen and Teresa Chia

Art Teachers - Lee Kowling , Rosalind Tan

Afternoon Programmes:
Rachael Goh & staff @ Redschool House,
Julie Ong & staff @ P&J Montesorri Kindergarten, Brenda Sng & staff @ Cherrybrook Preschool,
Loy Wee Mee & staff @ Da Little Preschool by the Park
Grace Yap @ Graces Speech & Drama Studio

Transport Team - Moira Chan, Louise Oh, Cecilia Lim, Clare Heng, Wendy Cheong, Janice Say, Maureen Chan, Helena & Daniel, Augustina See, Wee Leong How, Chiam Kwee Mui & Meredith Tan


Friends of Project Kyrie for their Network - Lena Tan, Josephine Tan, Anna Lo

Classroom @ Holy Spirit
- Fr Richards Ambrose

Host family - Rachael Goh & Alistair Ding

Donors - Tan Pee Hui, Wendy Cheong, Lleander Jung, Teresa Chia, Kevin Chew and an anonymous angel!


Our willingness to say ‘Yes’ to Jesus has made this Salesians Education Project Singapore immensely successful. Thank you for the concerted effort put out by everyone involved in ways big and small for making this education project possible!


God Bless,
Millicent Tan
Project Kyrie
Salesians Educational Project Singapore
Organiser and Co-Ordinator




Thursday, March 22, 2018

Building toilets for children in Yangon, Myanmar!







     

We wish to thank Suzanna Kang & family for their generosity in providing toilets for the children at Hlaing Thar Yar.

We believe a heart to share, a heart of mission is the 1st most important element in desiring to build the kingdom of God and not let any of our brothers and sisters be left behind.

Most people say they don't have time to be on site to help the poor. With today's technological advances we need not be there to build the toilets brick by brick.

Emails, WhatsApp, Facetime,Video etc all make it possible for us to be there when we are needed.

We can do a lot once we identify a trustworthy partner on the ground to work with to make things happen for the good and to enrich of lives of those who have little.

Here is sharing with you how we do it without need of a 100 volunteers.

  1. 1st we identify the needs
  2. Then we get a costing
  3. Plans can be drawn up to specifications we need eg tap in every cubicle to ensure easy washing
  4. We identify the site at the Salesian School @ Hlaing Thar Yar
  5. Invite donors to assist
  6. Share ideas and shop online with trusted partners on the ground


  7.  Building starts and Mission accomplished! Happy Kids with toilets to use. Simple facilities like toilets which we often take for granted in Singapore.




Let's all think of ways to help others who may need our effort from where we are.

We thank God, Sr Thuzar and Susanna and a wonderful priest again for making this possible!



Yours In Christ

Mill

























































































































































































































































































































Thursday, December 14, 2017

X'mas Project 2017 Accomplished!



Dearest Frens,

Thank you for all your kind contributions and support for the very poor in India.

We managed to raise SGD$24,000 to fund the monthly food rations for the HIV/AIDs sick adults, children and the forgotten destitutes in Andra Pradesh. 

Praise God for everyone who helped get this project funded again for 2018/2019.


Special thanks to the invaluable support of friends & family of Han Ai Ling, Winifred Wee, Kristina Jee, Luana Wee, Ethan & Elijah See, Celeste & Chloe Chai, Timothy & Rebecca Goh, Amanda, Erica & Renae Lim, Hanna Tan, Jackie de Souza, Yap family, Wu family, Sean & Shannon Lim, Timothy Wong and our unnamed Angels!


We may never know what it is to live like the very poor but we are extremely privileged to be able to participate in the work that Jesus has left for us to complete.


It is without doubt that this X'mas will be brighter and more joyous for many. Thank you again everyone for the countless smiles that you have put on the faces of our brothers and sisters for 2018!

Stay Blessed Everyone,
Mill









Monday, November 06, 2017

Project Kyrie X'mas Project - Feeding the HIV/Aids poor and the Destitutes for the 2nd year in 2018















Dear frens,

Thank you for all who supported this project last year. We have made many who have little and sick, very happy by supplying & supporting them a whole year with monthly food rations.

We may not know these people nor will we likely meet them but together with Christ, we have managed to feed monthly in 2017:

80 HIV/Aids adults in Draksharam  with Rs306 food package
70 HIV/Aids children in Veeraghattam with Rs500 food package
10 HIV/Aids adults in Paikaraopeta with Rs300 food package
50 Destititues @ Rs 400 food package bimonthly

A total of 210 packets of food rations per month for sick and needy people in Andra Pradesh amounting to SGD$23,796. 







I am happy to update that the Canossian sisters have been diligently & lovingly been distributing these food rations for us and also taking photos and submitting the receipts every month. 

Those who have been following our Project Kyrie on Facebook can see the happy faces, proof of purchases and distribution on Project Kyrie India Facebook page.




The end of the year has come where we have to decide if we are able to recommit to buying these food items for the poor in 2018. 

Our brothers and sisters living in poverty, cannot do anything if we cannot provide the funds. They will be disappointed and be turned away.



Last sunday at mass, we sang the song 'Table of Plenty' and it goes like this...

'Come to the feast of heaven and earth!
Come to the table of plenty!
God will provide for all that we need,
here at the table of plenty.

O come and sit at my table
where saints and sinners are friends.
I wait to welcome the lost and lonely
to share the cup of my love.'

listen : https://youtu.be/_t8O_PwPlKA


Jesus says Come come ALL to HIS table of plenty and he will provide for all that we need... he will share the cup of HIS love...

This song has always spoken to me because of the overwhelming love and generosity Jesus has for us all and how wonderful it would be if we can all be a little like HIM, to share, love and be generous to the poor who need us like we need HIM.

Through blessings of God, our table has always been one that is plentiful, shall we together partake in God's table of plenty?

Shall we continue to say 'Come Come' to the poor, the hungry and the sick to come get their food for yet another year?

Shall we open up our hearts and share with others, the cup of God's love through us?


If you can, please do join us to share some of our blessings with the poor who need us. I can be contacted at 96956267. Receipts and acknowledgements can be provided by the Canossians if needed.

With God's help and yours, let's make this happen and stand in solidarity with Christ and take care of the hungry for 2018!


God Bless Everyone and May you all have a wonderful and blessed 2018,

Mill



Friday, December 23, 2016

A big thank you for 2016



Dear Frens,

God has been truly wonderful for the year of 2016.

Together with like minded friends supporting Project Kyrie's initiatives to help the poor, we have accomplished much this year.

In the last quarter of 2016, Jesus have worked fast and furious.

For the poor children in Myanmar He has supplied through our wonderful friends one year supply of milo for 306 children. A cup every day!

4 kindergartens run by the Salesian sisters have also been blessed fully with educational toys and much needed school equipment and Jesus has taken care of the children down to their pens, face cloths, t-shirts and tooth brushes!

To close the year, we have also just confirmed another donation ( Special Thanks to Ai Ling & Friends) that will allow us in total to provide food rations for every month in 2017 for the very poor in India :

  • 160 HIV/AIDs Children and Adults
  • 50 Old and Aged Destitute ( who will receive food rations once every 2 months in 2017)

We thank all donors from the bottom of our hearts for sharing so generously with the poor. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful year ahead that is filled with God's love for 2017. 

May God fill your homes and hearts with joy and May He bless you abundantly for your love shown to the poor.

All Glory to God \o/\o/\o/

God Bless,
Mill


Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Our gift of love to children of Myanmar this Christmas!



Update! 17/Nov/2016

We have achieved our target of SGD$6350 to buy milo for a year!

Thank you to all donors who responded to our appeal to provide 306 children from four kindergartens in Myanmar with one year supply of milo for 2017.

Together, we have made everyday of 2017, a better day for these children. It makes my heart smile to know that these children are not hungry and they have the strength to study and play at school because we shared our blessings.


We also completely achieved our target of SGD$6112 and more to buy all the needed educational toys and playground equipment.

I can't thank everyone enough for chipping in. It's a wonderful Christmas gift from us in Singapore to the kids and Salesian sisters in Myanmar.

Special thanks to Shidah, Susan Lee, Christina Tan, Susanna Kang, Yvonne Teo,Winnie Teo, Honey Ng, Pauline Goh, Jennifer Tan, Suzanne Khor, Charissa Lim, Alice Tan, Helena Lee and some of our anonymous angels.

Photo updates will be on Facebook!

God Bless,
Mill







Dear Frens,

Christmas is here again.

It's a season of plenty, a time of feasting and excesses for many of us.

It's also a time for thanksgiving as we take stock of the year and
thank God for all his blessings.

As we prepare for Christmas, in our season of plenty, let's also remember
those who are hungry and have little.

Christmas is about God's love for us and we mustn't forget to share this
love with others.

For this 
Christmas, let's band together to feed children who are hungry and provide these children with a proper education.


Our gift to the children from Myanmar this Christmas :

1. Furnish 4 Salesian 
kindergartens 
in Myanmar with much
needed teaching aids and playground equipment for kids to learn and
grow.

The kids are from poor villages and parents may be farmers , drivers
or jobless due to poor health or fighting to cope after being
displaced due to various calamities.

 Items Needed:
1. Rubber foam mats - 300pcs - SGD $350
2. KG Kit - 10 box kits - SGD $699
3. Tower rings - SGD $210
4. Toys & plastic objects - SGD $210
5. Shapes and Colours - SGD $70
6. Learning about animals - SGD $53
7. Climb & Slide rPlay house - 4 units - SGD $2772
8.Learning about fruits - SGD $350
9. Iron Bars - 4 units - SGD $1398
Total - SGD $6112














2. Nutritional Support
- To support the children's education they also need good nutrition .

To supplement the children's meager diet at home and to sustain them
through school, Sisters have sought our help to provide Milo for the
kids.

The hours that they spend in school, the kids will have nothing to eat. Young children cannot spend hours without food. Kids too I believe can't study when they are hungry. 

A cup of Milo is all the kids hope to get at school. We would like to provide them
with this cup of Milo every day for a year.

2 months ago, our donors provided some milo and the kids were over the moon






Milo Costs for 4 Kindergartens :

1. Hlaing tha Yar - 31 children,
2. Pyin Oo Lwin - 25 children,
3. Chanthagon - 25 children and
4. Anisakan - 225 children.

Total 306 children

One week 25 kids consume about 3 packs. One pack is about 4000kyats.
For the whole year the total amount needed for the milo is 5,875,200
kyats . Total for a year SGD $6350 for 306 children to have a cup a day.



This is Project Kyrie's Christmas project. Whatever you can share with the kids will go a long way for their future and their health. 

We need to meet a timeline of 10th November, so we can pass our gift of love
to the Salesian Sister who will be passing through Singapore on the 14th of
November.

As usual pls whatsapp me at 96956267 if you are interested to contribute so we can consolidate the funds to buy these items and give these children who have so little a wonderful Christmas!


Merry Christmas!
& God Bless!
Mill

Friday, October 07, 2016

Celebrating Christmas - Food Rations for HIV affected adults and children in India



Update 16 Nov 2016 :

We wish to thank all kind donors for making it possible for us to support an extra 80 poverty stricken people suffering from HIV/Aids in Draksharam, India for 15 months.

We have just arranged for $7,800 to be sent safely to Canossian Sisters in India to purchase and distribute the rations on our behalf.

As shared previously in the last post, we were able to add another 80 bags of precious food for the poor for Oct to Dec 2016.

Many people have come forward to share their blessings and now I am happy to update that we managed to continue the monthly food rations and provide the HIV poor in Draksharam with food for the whole of 2017.

For October 2016 , cost per bag of ration was Rs 170

From November 2016 onwards we have added protein powder as the HIV/AIDS patients have found strength in proteins to combat their illness. This food package has been amended and will cost RS 308.

Oil 1kg - Rs 68
Groundnut 1/2 kg - Rs 58
Green Gram 1/2 kg - Rs 34
Ragi powder 1/2 kg - Rs 18
Jaggery 1/2 kg - Rs 30
Protein powder - Rs 100
Total Rs308


Frens, who would still like to contribute food rations for our sick and suffering brothers and sisters, we are still looking to provide another 80 bags of food rations to the HIV/Aids centre in Veeraghattam run by the Canossians.


Per Bag of rations for Veeraghattam is Rs 400. They are given a little more because they come from further away.


Rs 400 is approx $8.30
80 bags x $8.30 =$664 a month
1 year support of food rations we will need $7,964



God Bless,

Mill






Dear Frens,

I sit here just barely 2 hours after lunch, taking out a cheese bun costing $1.20 and filling it up with 2 extra slices of cheddar cheese and lathering it with extra marmalade to accompany it with a cuppa tea. What luxury and abundance!

I can't help but feel so blessed and at the same time my heart pains when I turn my thoughts to adults and kids in Draksharama, India, who are not only suffering from HIV//Aids but are also hungry without having enough nourishment to fight this illness.

The Canossian sisters, who are on the ground fighting the brave battle to feed and minister the poor with HIV/AIDS, consoling them. when distributing food rations, they see the joy in the eyes of the sufferers when they receive monthly food rations and the disappointment of those when there is not enough to distribute.


We just sent up SGD $2150  to buy 260 food packages for distribution at Jeevan Jyothi Canossa Health Centre. It is a message of hope and mercy of Jesus from us for the 3 months leading to Christmas 2016.

We have assisted to cover their shortfall of 80 food packages in October , 80 in November and provide extra 100 food packages for the sick and hungry in December 2016.


Food package provided to the HIV/AIDS patients consist of :

Dhall 1kg - Rs.120/-

Ground nut 1kg - Rs.100/-

Oil 1kg - Rs. 85/-

Jaggery 1kg - Rs. 60/-

Ragi powder - Rs. 35/-

Total cost = Rs.400/-


The HIV/AIDS Patients gather once a month at Draksharama and Veeraghattam.



At each of these centres there are about 250 and 150 HIV/AIDS sufferers that gather respectively for their medication, counseling and if there is support food rations.
If anyone feels called to support this on-going project to cover this short fall for 2017 and support these Canossian centres with food packages of Rs400 for HIV/Aids sufferers, pls contact me.

Each package will go a long way to comfort and prolong the life of a HIV/AIDS sufferer. Many of which are innocent children who contracted this illness from their parents.


The HIV/Aids sufferers amongst the poor in India are the modern lepers in our world today. 

This is the jubilee year of mercy. We thank Jesus for giving us the opportunity to reach our brothers and sisters who have so little and we thank our donors for making this gesture of mercy in Jesus name possible!


God Bless,
Mill
'what you are doing I cannot do, what I am doing you cannot do, but together we can do something beautiful for God' - Mother Theresa





Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Building the Kingdom of God! \o/\o/\o/




Matt 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.




Dear Frens,


We would like to thank Albert and Joseph for helping Jesus put more workers to work the plentiful harvest.


With the many things that are happening in our world, it is rare that there are still many selfless people who will sacrifice their lives to help the many people who are in need. it is also more urgent now then ever to share and show the love of God to those who may not have known or felt him in their lives.


Mayette and Therry are 2 such courageous women who wants to follow Jesus into the battle field and give their lives to others for the Glory of God.




We wish to thank Albert and Joseph for their sponsorship of $6,615.39 for the 1st year of Mayette's and Therry's formation with the Salesians Sisters who run the Don Bosco Schools for the needy in Cambodia, Myanmar, Philipines and India.

May God bless them abundantly for always sharing their blessings with others.


For those interested to be part of this area of God's work, we have another 5 aspirants, 1 from Cambodia and 4 from Myanmar who require sponsors for their formation. Their formation will be conducted in Philippines, Canlubang Laguna.


If anyone feels called to support these girls from poor backgrounds and sponsor their 1st year of formation and assist in Kingdom building of our loving Father, pls come forward and do let me know.





To be a Catholic nun, they will need to go through:

2 yr of being an aspirant
1-2 yrs of postulancy
2 yrs in the novitiate
Then she will be able to take her first vows




God Bless Everyone and have a good rest of the week!


Your In Christ,
Mill

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Thank You CHARIS








On behalf  Paul Raj, Juliana Foo, Fr Justin, Myself and the Leper Colony in Chennai, we wish to thank CHARIS for partnering us to build 5 bathrooms and 5 latrines in Arunachala Nagar, Sorancherry Post Chennai 600072, India.

Sanitation is so important to our Human Dignity and Spirit. We hope this little gift from Singapore will allow our Lord to do wonders in the lives of families living in the leper colony.

We wish give our deepest thanks also to ALL who have done the work to make this miracle happen for people with leropsy, who always feel they have been left behind and forgotten.


God Bless,
Mill





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