Although Missão País Project involves several faculties all over Portugal, this specific project is organized by a single group of students from Faculdade de Letras da Universid...
Although Missão País Project involves several faculties all over Portugal, this specific project is organized by a single group of students from Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL - School of Arts and Humanities, Lisbon University), responsible for the mission in Castelo de Vide, which will occurr from February 1st to February 8th of 2015.
Missão País is a catholic organization which organizes and develops one-week volunteering experiences, providing a unique opportunity for young students all over the country to give the best of them and turn to those who live lonelier or those who need the most.
Each faculty sums in its mission up to 40 volunteers. They settle in a district for a week, usually in the innerland. Divided in smaller groups, they serve several institutions: old people's homes, elementary schools, prisions, Misericordia, marginilized communities, trying to help in what the can and giving the most of their presence and life witnessing. The missionaries visit the people on their homes, especially those who live lonelier, to make same company or even helping them in harder chores, even if they didn't know each other at the first place. There's also a lot of street animation with music and different organized activities, always aiming to involve as most locals as possible, to show them youth's strength and delivrance. The peek of the week is with a huge theatre, performed by our missionaries and also with a praying vigil open to all people interested, where the value of Faith is shown.
Last year on Missão FLUL Castelo de Vide 2014...
On the social work:
- Social animation was carried out and personal relationships were strengthened in three old people's homes;
- Different acitivities and dynamics were developped in both parts of the Elementary School, motivating children towards criativity and love on learning;
- Pastoral activity was dynamized on a daily-basis;
- A local, young missionary group was motivated and formed .
On a formative path:
- Unto our new missionaries was promoted this week the sense of citizenship and solidarity, forming a new group of civically active young people.
The Mission FLUL 2015 will be the third in Castelo de Vide and will continue for the year in a new location in Portugal. This year we will have a new team of 40 motivated young missionaries!
This year we have new challenges but also basic needs that need to be fullfilled, such as meals and transportation. A contribution, however small, can make all the difference!