Brick by brick, click by click; Thousands of Filipino youth will make an impact on the Philippine housing sector this March 21st with Habitat for Humanity’s annual “Habitat Youth Build.”
Now in its fifth year, Habitat for Humanity Philippines is again organizing this major event, pioneered by its Habitat Youth Council, to engage the youth to build and repair homes, drawing attention to the global housing crisis.
“Habitat Youth Build” will be hosted simultaneously in fifteen (15) countries across the Asia-Pacific, and in the following ten (10) Habitat Philippines sites: Mindoro (the main event), Bohol, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Navotas City and Quezon City.
With over four (4) million Filipino families lacking access to decent shelter, this campaign aims to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope – by raising funds, mobilizing volunteers and gathering supporters to be catalysts for poverty alleviation.
To take part in “Habitat Youth Build” 2015, please visit www.habitat.com.ph or engage with us via the following (using #HabitatYB and #HabitatYBPhils):
o Facebook – www.facebook.com/habitatphilippines
o Instagram –@habitatphils
o Twitter – @habitatphils
o YouTube – HabitatPhils
Who Are We? As a national office of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) is a non-profit organization that serves Filipino families in need of decent homes. We bring together partners who share the same vision of transforming lives through building responsible and sustainable communities.
What is the “Habitat Youth Build”? Since 2011, HFHP has hosted its annual campaign, the “Habitat Youth Build”, which is now active in 15 other countries across the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to bring together participants to build or repair homes, and take part in other massparticipation activities to draw attention to the global housing crisis.
When will it take place? The campaign will reach its peak on March 21, 2015, when simultaneous activities will take place.
Where will it be hosted? Across the globe! Locally, there will be nationwide activities at following Habitat sites: o Pinamalayan, Mindoro (main event) o Bistekville 4, Quezon City o Tanza, Navotas City o Maricaban, Bantayan, Cebu o Sulangan, Bantayan, Cebu o Paypay, Daanbantayan, Cebu o Cagayan de Oro o Davao o General Santos
Why should I take part? With over four million homeless families in the Philippines alone, and 1.6 billion people globally, living without adequate shelter, the campaign aims to mobilize volunteers and recruit supporters to raise funds, construct and repair homes, and advocate the cause; that everyone may have a decent, affordable and safe place to live.
How do I participate? Not only can you volunteer at one of the above sites, but you can also use your voice to make an impact and become a catalyst for poverty alleviation via social media
(info via Habitat for Humanity Philippines)