Nelson Mandela build week
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 / Tags: none
Habitat for Humanity South Africa
is looking to mobilize all South Africans around their initiative to build 67
houses during their "International Nelson Mandela Build Week” from the 16 - 20
Although Habitat builds all year round, this particular initiative represents
one of their largest Blitz builds to date, in honour and to commemorate
"International Nelson Mandela Day”. The houses will be built across South
Africa in the following regions; Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
To achieve this ambitious target Habitat needs your help and is asking all
South Africans to join them, both in helping to raise the funding required for
the 67 houses and also by volunteering their time on site during the build week
as well. Under the guidance of qualified artisans, volunteers will lend
their hand in; mixing cement (dugha), passing building blocks, erecting walls,
trusses and the laying of roof tiles just to name a few!
On the fifth and final day of the build week all 67 houses will be handed over
to the beneficiaries at Habitat's Special Handover Ceremony. During the
ceremony the volunteers will be given the opportunity to say a few words as the
keys to the houses are handed over to each beneficiary.
moving experience for all volunteers having played an instrumental role in
making a tangible difference to someone's lives” said Adrienne Burke, Habitat's
National Marketing & Communication Officer”
Join Habitat and the global
community and commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day by building the 67
houses in his honour.
For more information, visit www.habitat.org.za