Mission Action Day
Mission Action Day (MAD) each year is a full school effort to raise funds to support Lasallian missions in Asia.
De La Salle College is well known for our generosity in this regard and for our ability to make a difference — where our students travel to help improve the structures and programs in these communities. The list that follows indicates where we have travelled and what we have achieved during the period 2011 — 2013. MAD is therefore a significant date on our annual calendar.
The fund currently holds only $20,000.00 which will not see us through our projects and support activities in 2013.
Click here for a downloadable copy of the Final Instructions and Information for MAD being held on Thursday, 28 March, 2013.
MAD EXPENSES (Jan 2011 — Jan 2013)
|2 x Teachers Airline tickets (Jan 2012) to work with Br Bill & Denis in teacher education||$5,000.00|
|1 x Teacher Airline ticket (Jan 2013) to work with Br Bill in teacher education||$2,750.00|
|Donations made periodically by DLS to support the mission in Southern Sudan||$16,000.00|
GAWAD KALINGA, PHILIPPINES
|Housing project for homeless in Manila. Year 9 & 10 students work on the homes we purchase @ two per year||$10,000.00|
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
|Year 11 (2011/12) projects – renovated a hostel, two science labs and a computer lab + new water system||$40,000.00|
|Year 12 Coolies raise $1000 each to support their project also||$21,000.00 (2012)
|MAD contribution each year to project||$22,000.00|
|Costs for board & lodging (over 2 years)||$12,000.00|
|Bus for Brothers school, Mannar, Sri Lanka. The local Brothers will be paying the remainder.
They are re-establishing their schools after 2 decades of civil war. Request came from the Lasallian Foundation.
TOTAL (from MAD)
Our 2013 Mission Action Day will take place on the last Friday of first term ‑ Thursday 28 March, 2013.
Already, staff and students have begun preparations for our major student fundraising project for the year. Our target is for the entire College community to raise somewhere in the vicinity of $100,000 in the year 2013.
Mission Action Day gives us all the opportunity to think of the needs of others and to then, as a community, do something practical to help that situation.
I look forward to your support in the lead up to Mission Action Day.
Br Paul Rogers