Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014 is a movement 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. It calls for concerned young people to take action together to build homes and communities, on a Habitat build site and online through their social networks.
PLAY • ACT • SHARE
PLAY a part in creating a world where
everyone has a decent place to live.
• Take ACT-ion today by supporting Habitat Youth BUILD and the mission of building homes, communities and hope.
• SHARE with your friends (share about your actions, your support, your experiences).
The multi-country Habitat Youth BUILD 2014 kicked off in February 2014 and is now building to a mass event on 3 May 2014 that will take place across dozens of build sites and support up to 500 low-income families.
Scroll down to find out how to find out what your country is doing for HabitatYouth BUILD, to set up a fundraising page, donate, volunteer or help spread awareness.
Also join the Habitat Youth BUILD Facebook group – facebook.com/groups/habitatyouthbuild – to select the T-shirt design you think volunteers should be wearing this year. Click ‘like’ on the design to cast your vote. The voting period ends on Wednesday 5 March. The Facebook group is also the best source for latest Habitat Youth BUILD news.
Step 1 : Select a country
Tell us which country you'd like to support by selecting one of the countries below.
Step 2 : Act now!
Tell us how you'd like to help by selecting from four options:
Register as a volunteer to work at a build event.
Set up a fundraising page to rally support and donations from your friends and family.
Every dollar counts - donate to your friend's fundraising page.
Help spread the word in your social networks to raise awareness that having a simple, affordable home is a basic human right.
The multi-country Habitat Youth BUILD 2014 kicks off in February 2014 and builds up to a mass event on 3 May 2014 on dozens of build sites, supporting up to 500 families.
What is Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD?
Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014 is a movement to raise awareness of the 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. It calls for concerned young people to take action together to build homes and communities, on a Habitat build site and online through their social networks starting 12 February 2014.
Mark the date – 3 May 2014 – and join 100,000 young people taking part in simultaneous builds across Asia-Pacific or get online to join other supporters supporting the campaign. Play a part. Take action. Share the message with friends and family.
Why is Habitat for Humanity organizing Habitat Youth BUILD?
Habitat Youth BUILD gives young people in the Asia-Pacific region an avenue to say no to substandard housing. Habitat for Humanity hopes to expand its supporter base of young people in the Asia-Pacific region through physical and virtual activities.
This year, 11 Asian countries will be engaging young Habitat supporters in our movement to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty housing in the Asia-Pacific region. Habitat Youth BUILD 2014 calls young people to play a part, to take action, and to share their commitment for the campaign.
Who should participate in Habitat Youth BUILD?
Habitat for Humanity is looking for energetic, passionate young people who share the vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. These are young people who will reach out to their network of family and friends in support of Habitat’s vision – a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Young people, celebrities and corporate volunteers can all play a role in Habitat Youth BUILD, whether by volunteering to build or fundraising or showing support online.
Why should I participate in Habitat Youth BUILD?
The need for shelter that is safe and affordable is very real in the Asia-Pacific region. The United Nations estimates more than 500 million people in the Asia- Pacific region live in slums, representing more than half of the world’s slum dwellers. Habitat Youth BUILD is your opportunity to show solidarity with Habitat’s cause, say no to inadequate housing, and have a tangible impact on the world.
How can I get involved in Habitat Youth BUILD?
There are several ways to get involved in Habitat Youth BUILD:
- Become a volunteer and build
Donate your time and register to volunteer at one of the simultaneous builds taking place on 3 May 2014. Invite your family and friends to support you by raising funds in the lead-up to the event.
- Support by raising funds
You can create a fundraising page in support of Habitat Youth BUILD. Check out some creative ways you can help Habitat raise the funds to make Habitat Youth BUILD a success, even if you are unable to join as on a build site. You can also raise funds offline. Click here to find out more.
- Make a donation to someone you know
If you know someone with a fundraising page, enter their name in the search box to find their page, or ask them for their fundraising page URL. Alternatively, you can browse supporters on our project pages.
- Show your solidarity online
Show your support online by sharing Habitat Youth BUILD information and news via your social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Join the Habitat Youth BUILD Facebook group. Follow twitter updates with #HabitatYouthBuild. Donate and fundraise on Give2Habitat.org. Help us rally support by spreading the word and generating awareness for Habitat Youth BUILD.
Who is paying for Habitat Youth BUILD?
Habitat for Humanity relies on the financial support of corporate sponsors and our online peer-to-peer fundraising initiative – Give2Habitat.org – to make Habitat Youth BUILD a success. Individuals and groups can participate in peer-to-peer fundraising by setting up a support page at Give2Habitat.org
Who is supporting Habitat Youth BUILD?
Young volunteers in Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, as well as several regional and local celebrities and high-profile personalities.
What happened at last year’s Habitat Youth BUILD?
Last year's event saw millions of people reached online, more than 100,000 volunteers taking action, working on 436 houses in seven countries, raising over US$660,000 and helping more than 700 low-income families. Find out more. Habitat for Humanity's Youth BUILD 2014 campaign aims to be bigger and better.