Habitat Youth BUILD 2014
On May 3, 2014 about 100 youth from educational institutions and organizations volunteered to build 7 houses for the people in need at Rajashon, Savar. Youth from the American International School, International School Dhaka, National Council of Churches in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Youth First Concern, North South University, American International University Bangladesh, Korean International Coorporation Agency, MetLife, Jaago Foundation and Sher-e-Bangla agricultural university took part at this one day event to raise awareness of the terrible poverty housing situation in the Asia-Pacific region and grow support for the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live..
Habitat Youth BUILD 2014 builds on last year’s success that involved more than 100,000 volunteers in seven countries across 42 sites. The campaign supported more than 700 low-income families.This year Youth BUILD involved more than 800,000 volunteers in 11 countries – Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand campaigned on- and offline to garner support for the Habitat Youth BUILD movement and raise vital funds to tackle poverty housing in the region.
KOICA funds new project
In March 2014, Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh (HFHB) launched a KOICA funded project in Dhaka and Gazipur Districts to improve health through housing, water, sanitation, and hygiene intervention. HFHB works to mobilize communities so they are aware of and eager to take action andachieve a socio-economically secure, improved & healthy housing condition for vulnerable families including addressing the challenges of water and sanitation conditions as well as the unsanitary environment in their lives. In 4 sub-districts of Dhaka and Gazipur district with high rates of poverty, HFHB will strengthen 4 community-based organizations in 4 sub-districts, responsible for tracking and encouraging changes in community members’ understanding and practice of healthy living.