Canact | Overseas Community Involvement Project
Canact is an education and training social enterprise that aims to inspire youth, develop their character and mentor them to take meaningful action and be socially responsible citizens.
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Overseas Community Involvement Project


Overseas Community Involvement Project

empower to create meaningful change

Our capacity for change is not limited to Singapore’s shores. Impacted by the Asian Tsunami of 2004, Canact begun to work on long-term developmental projects with local communities all around the region, improving lives of beneficiaries incrementally with each trip. Since 2010, the team has run over 20 trips to Batam, Bintan, Taman Negara, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with at least 6 different schools/organisations.
Through these trips, participants are empowered to create real meaningful change within local communities such as providing clean drinking water and educating them on environmental conservation and hygiene. Through this, students learn more about themselves, hone their interpersonal and leadership skills. They also become more adaptable, independent, resilient and develop empathy for others.
We advocate and educate on:

Hygiene & health

Clean water

Sustainable living

Environmental conservation

Global and cultural awareness

Overseas Community Involvement Programme (OCIP) /Value-in-Action (OVIA)


A school-based orphanage in the outskirts of the city has progressed and has run successfully since the first visit by students. Besides interacting and inspiring the local residents, students also helped to streamline processes, enhance education and improve sanitation.

Tanjong Katong Girls’ School

Pioneer Secondary School

Siglap Secondary School

Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School


Tiang Wang Kang is a seaside village occupied by the Orang Laut (people of the sea). Student aims are to educate locals on the importance of biodiversity, environmental conservation and empowering livelihood through the improvement of fish farms and charcoal businesses.

Commonwealth Secondary School

Tanjong Katong Girls’ School

Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School

Phnom Penh

Students embarked on a project in the village of  Choy Matrey to improve education and sanitation. At the village school, students shared with the locals about health and hygiene, taught them basic English, played sports together, cleaned up the area, furnished classrooms, provided proper infrastructure and installed water filtration systems.

Commonwealth Secondary School

Marsiling Secondary School

Northbrook Secondary School

Tanjong Katong Girls’ School

Siem Reap

A trip to Siem Reap to render services to a small community-based school where students interacted with local students, conducting educational games and teaching them basic English. Students also installed water filtration systems to households in the village so that they could  obtain clean drinking water.

Commonwealth Secondary School


A 10-day trip to Myanmar serving and working together with a local monastery and an orphanage. During the trip, students taught the local students English through storytelling, singing, exercises and games, and furnished the school’s library. They wish to inspire them to pursue education and learn the English language. 

School of the Arts (SOTA)


An exchange programme to learn more about Taiwan’s green lifestyle, which includes recycling and minimising food waste. The students had a friendly exchange with a school in Taiwan, discussing about their environment education and their school’s effort in promoting green initiatives. At the end of the trip, students began to consciously minimise food wastage.

Tanjong Katong Girls' School

Taman Negara & Mount Ayam

This trip  focused on self-discovery, environmental exploration and adventure, pushing one beyond their limits and overcoming their fears. Essential values such as unity, responsibility, integrity and resilience were also imparted to the participants.

Si Ling Secondary School

Al-Falah Mosque Youth

inspire and empower to create meaningful change

Work with us to reach out and inspire individuals, equip them with skills and knowledge, and empower them to create meaningful change locally and globally

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