Have you ever thought that you can change the life of a family? Anyone who can hold a hammer, a bucket or bricks can make a difference to the people who can only live in mud houses! Here comes a building project in China – House Building in Conghua!
We are partnering with Habitat for Humanity China(http://www.habitatchina.org/) for the "Eliminating the mud houses for Low-income Families" Project in Conghua. As a volunteer in this project, you will work alongside members of the host community and involve in a part of house building. Tasks may include passing bricks or laying bricks to build walls, shoveling and moving materials in wheelbarrows or buckets, and possibly helping to dig foundations, etc. It is fairly simple but nonetheless vital to the timely and efficient completion of new homes.
Benefits and Experience for you:
Here are some photos from the first HKUST Global Village team who built a house in Khorat, Thailand in January 2011.
"What we built is not only a house, but a home for a family!"
|Date||28 May - 3 June 2012|
|Pre-trip workshop|| All successful applicants are required to attend the pre-trip workshops and re-union debriefing session as stated below:
|Re-union debriefing session||13 June 2012 (Wed)|
|Location||Conghua, Guangdong province|
(Participants may apply for subsidy up to 50% of the program fee from the Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme. Details will be announced soon by SFAO.)
Program fee includes:
Program fee does NOT include:
|Donation||Each participant is required to raise HK$2,200 funding for the building project on top the program fee.|
|Deadline||13 March 2012 (Tue)|
To ensure the quality of the service activities and a positive team experience, the organizer reserves the right to terminate the participation for any student who fail to attend at least 80% (in contact hours) of the required pre-trip activities, and the program fee will not be refunded.
|Enquiries||Will Tsang (2358 5850 / email@example.com)|
Here is a video of our January 2011 trip created by one of our participants, Kenneth and endorsed by Habitat for Humanity China: