Canossian Sr Angela Ng speaking to trainees at the Gate of Hope vocational centre.
Two CHARIS affiliates have jointly opened a vocational centre in Myanmar to cater to impoverished youth.
The Canossian Sisters and the Magdalene Mission Myanmar (M3) opened the Gate of Hope centre in Nyuang Shwe on March 25.
The centre, located in the Shan State’s Taunggyi District, will provide students with a one-year course in English, values education and professional skills for the tourism and hospitality sector, and a one month internship at local hotels with potential employers.
The purpose of the centre is to prepare them for entry into the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Yangon last year. Graduates also have the option to find jobs in the hospitality industry.
Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society having a laugh with the elderly of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged.
Members and alumni of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society (SIM-CS) visited the residents of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged to engage them in games and other activities.
The March 25 visit, part of the society’s Lenten outreach, saw 19 current and former SIM students interacting with the elderly and donating an estimated 200 Quaker Oatmeal packets as it was one of the items on the home’s wish.
The visitors and the elderly participated in a tablet-based activity programme which is being developed through the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the elderly. The programme involves the use of large-screen tablets to play games and watch videos.
Archbishop Goh blesses the Rosary Garden at St Joseph Church, Bukit Timah.
The new outdoor Rosary Garden at St Joseph Church in Bukit Timah was officially opened and blessed by Archbishop William Goh on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.
The 775-sq-m garden features 59 large fibreglass beads and a reclining stainless steel cross to represent the rosary. It also has a 2.4-m-tall statue of the Virgin Mary.
A St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School student praying over her parents during the school retreat.
A hundred and twenty students of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School (SACPS) together with 80 parents came together for a Lenten retreat organised by the school.
The March 31 retreat, which was focused on Faith, Hope and Love, was in line with the school’s theme for the year.
The highlight of the event, held at the school, was the parent-and-child reconciliation session.