Want to challenge yourself this year and make a difference? Join the Trek to Reach Out: Myanmar 2019 and witness firsthand some of the life-changing projects your support makes possible, all while discovering the warmth and mystique of the Land of the Golden Pagodas.
Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a country full of wonder. The rare beauty and mystique of the country can be seen through the dense jungle landscape, soaring mountains and golden pagodas dotted throughout the villages.
The physical beauty however, is in stark contrast to the country’s history. After six decades of internal conflict and political struggles, Myanmar is emerging with a new age of democracy. Led by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo S.D.B., the Catholic Church has prioritised education as the key stepping-stone to peace. Through this adventure, you can be a part of the change and witness the work of the Church in supporting education in the country.
You’ll take in the spectacular city of Bagan, home to over 2000 ancient temples; you will also journey deep into the mountainous countryside, through spectacular valleys adorned with rice terraces, tea plantations and vegetable fields. You will explore the glittering Buddhist temples, most notably Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the most holy Buddhist site in the country.
In addition, you will have the chance to join with the local Catholic community and experience Mass at the stunning Cathedral in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city.
Best of all, with every step, you’ll also raise funds for vital programs that benefit children across Myanmar, such as school building and renovations, financial support for children to attend school, and teacher training.
On your journey you will be able to visit some of these projects to see first-hand the difference your fundraising will make.
Catholic Mission is the Australian agency of the international Pontifical Mission Societies. Locally and globally, we answer the call to love God and love our neighbour, and work to establish the Reign of God through building communities of missionary disciples of Jesus who share their faith by proclaiming the Word, serving people in need, acting for justice and creation, and adopting child-focused development programs.
You will visit projects that you support with your fundraising, through Catholic Mission. These projects are run by the Church in Myanmar, and support the local communities.
With every step, you will be raising funds for vital programs that benefit children across Myanmar, such as school building and renovations, financial support for children to attend school, and teacher training.
“There can be no better way to experience the diverse wonders of Myanmar and to witness mission in action than through this adventure. Myanmar is a fascinating country, and the work we support there is inspiring. The Myanmar Trek takes you to the heart of that work, while also offering a chance to experience Myanmar in a way that few others can.” – Father Brian Lucas, National Director
31 January – 10 February 2019
11 Day Trip
3 Day Challenge
Twin share in 3-star hotels and lodging
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $4,599
Fundraising Target: $3,500
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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.