Habitat Young Leaders Build is Habitat’s largest youth movement in the Asia-Pacific region. Organized for the sixth consecutive year, the regional campaign is driven by dynamic and socially responsible youth to ensure decent housing for all in a region where one in eight people live in slums, according to the United Nations.
The campaign in the past year saw a record of more than 2 million supporters from 16 countries and one Special Administrative Region in the Asia-Pacific region. Volunteers worked on 420 houses, and served 7,620 families. The campaign raised US$ 1.6 million to enable families to have a decent place to live.
From December 2016 to April 2017, activities including building and social media campaigns will take place in China and 16 other countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Habitat for Humanity China will gather over 100 young volunteers to build homes for families in need of a decent home in Conghua, Guangzhou, Guangdong on 21 to 23 April this year. Details as follows:
Date: 21 – 23, April 2017
Requirements: aged 15 or above. No previous construction experience is necessary
Venue: San Cun village, Conghua, Guangzhou
Work：Building homes or public facilities (Including digging, laying bricks, mixing cement, etc.)
Participation fee: CNY 2,500/Student; CNY 3,100/Adult (Costs include local transportation, meals, accommodation, and insurance. However transportation to Guangzhou is excluded and must be arranged independently)
Deadline : 8 April 2017
How to sign up : please email us at email@example.com
San Cun village is one of the most remote villages located in the northern mountainous area of Conghua, which is about two hours by bus from Guangzhou City of Guangdong province.
San Cun village has a population of 1,600 people. The villagers in San Cun work as rice, tangerine and plum framers. The weather is affecting the harvest. Their annual income comes from the sale of these crops which also fluctuate with the market. People work in nearby town as unskilled labor for supplemental income during the non-agricultural seasons.
While many San Cun villagers have lived in safe and durable houses in recent years, there are some families still living in primitive and aged houses made of mud walls and tiled roofs.
These mud houses are narrow, dark, humid and without proper sanitation facility or a ventilation system. The mud walls and tile-roof have eroded over years and have cracks that leak when it rains. The wooden beams holding up the ceramic tile roof have been damaged by termites. Not only are these houses uncomfortable and unhygienic, they are also vulnerable to the typhoons that regularly affect this area.
Habitat for Humanity China is providing financial support and volunteer service to help these families realize their housing dream. We will also help them improve the community facilities such as water and sanitation system, concrete pavement and etc., so as to transform the community into a safe, hygiene and beautiful one.
Join us on April 21-23 and help families in need build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Sign up NOW!