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Habitat For Humanity’s Young Leaders Build 2017 Launched

Housing organisation Habitat for Humanity Fiji announced on Monday its 2017 launch of Young Leaders Build. A total of 29 youth of Ra participated in Habitat Young Leaders Build 2017
08 Dec 2016 11:00
Habitat For Humanity’s Young Leaders Build 2017 Launched

Housing organisation Habitat for Humanity Fiji announced on Monday its 2017 launch of Young Leaders Build.

A total of 29 youth of Ra participated in Habitat Young Leaders Build 2017 by starting the massive work of building a decent shelter for a needy family affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston yesterday.

The youth from five villages in Ra (Tavualevu, Vanuakula, Korovou, Vatutavui and Nadalei) came together for a worthy cause to build a decent shelter and gain Build Back Safer techniques in three days at Tavualevu Village.

The build ended yesterday.

The youth’s initiative is part of a massive international campaign – Habitat Young Leaders Build.

The campaign is Habitat’s largest youth movement in the Asia-Pacific region.

Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build brings together youth from across the Asia-Pacific region in support of affordable housing for everyone.

Young people volunteer, fundraise and lend their voices to help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance needed to build better lives for themselves.

The campaign motivates youth to take the lead in building homes and communities, on a Habitat build site and/or online through their social networks.

In the coming months, youth, celebrities, schools and corporate supporters across Asia Pacific will volunteer, raise funds and lend their voices to help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

The multimonth Young Leaders Build campaign will culminate on April 22 next year, with thousands of young people taking part in simultaneous activities across Asia-Pacific.

The campaign in the past year saw a record 2,448,914 supporters from 16 countries and one Special Administrative Region in the Asia-Pacific region.

Volunteers worked on 420 houses, and served 7620 families.

The campaign raised US$1.6 million (FJ$3.35m) to enable families to have a decent place to live.

Source: Habitat for Humanity Fiji

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