Bangkok, 3rd May 2014 –More than 800,000 people took part in Habitat Youth BUILD activities. Spread across 11 countries in Asia, young people took action, raised money and increased awareness of the poverty housing situation in the region.
“The support for Habitat Youth BUILD 2014 is amazing and inspiring. More than 800,000 young people have built homes, painted community centers, sung songs, flash mobbed, collected donations on streets, cleaned neighborhoods, wrote pledges, marched to rallies, and more – all to draw attention to, and tackle, the issue of substandard housing,” said Rick Hathaway, Habitat for Humanity vice president for Asia-Pacific.
“Moving into a decent home breaks the cycle of poverty, leading to better health, and improved education and employment opportunities. Young people across Asia are determined to help people make that break and create a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” continued Hathaway.