The Habitat Youth BUILD 2013 campaign is an annual event to encourage Asia’s youths to fight poverty housing in Asia-Pacific. Youths in nine countries – China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand – will campaign on- and offline to garner support for the movement and raise vital funds to tackle poverty housing in the region.
Various celebrities and inspirational youth ambassadors have pledged their support. They include Bollywood actor John Abraham; Hong Kong pop singer Jade Kwan and renowned young architect Fai Au; actor Matteo Guidicelli, Big Brother winner Slater Young, basketball star Chris Tiu from the Philippines, and Habitat Philippines Youth Council chair Alex Eduque.
To find out more about Habitat Youth BUILD 2013 and to watch a 1-min video, visit facebook.com/HabitatYouthBuildHYB
On 27th April 2013, thousands of Habitat Youth BUILD supporters will volunteer on local construction projects across the Asia-Pacific region to help hundreds of families to break the poverty cycle and say NO to inadequate housing.
In the run up to 27th April, they’ll raise funds though their own group of supporters and be cheered on by digital friends from their social networks who will help to spread the word about Habitat Youth BUILD.
Habitat Youth BUILD 2013 builds on last year’s success that involved more than one million online supporters and 5,000 people building in five countries on one day. The event raised over US$1 million and helped more than 700 low-income families.
Support Habitat Youth BUILD 2013 and start your own fundraising page today. Visit give2habitat.org/campaign/youthbuild2013
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Frequently asked questions
About Habitat Youth BUILD 2013
- What is Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD?
Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2013 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 28 Feb 2013.
Mark the date – 27 April 2013 – and join 10,000 young people in simultaneous builds and even more online friends.
- Why is Habitat for Humanity organising HabitatHabitat 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 building activities.
This year, nine 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 2013 calls for action – concerned young people to build homes and communities, on Habitat build sites and online through their social networks.
- 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 for support of Habitat’s cause. 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 on 27 April 2013. 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. 'Like' the Habitat Youth BUILD page. Follow twitter updates with #HabitatYouthBuild. Donate and fundraise on www.HabitatYouthBuild.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 – to make Habitat Youth BUILD a success. Individuals and groups can participate in peer-to-peer fundraising by setting up a fundraising page.
- Who is supporting Habitat Youth BUILD?
Young volunteers in China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal and the Philippines as well as several regional and local celebrities and high-profile personalities. Find out more.
- What happened at last year’s Habitat Youth BUILD?
Last year's event garnered more than one million online supporters and saw 5,000 volunteers building simultaneously in five countries on one day. Over US$1 million was raised, which helped more than 700 low-income families. Find out more. Habitat for Humanity's Youth BUILD 2013 campaign aims to be bigger and better.
Habitat for Humanity’s work supported by many generous corporate business partners as well as committed individuals. Corporations partner with Habitat in numerous ways. They donate gifts-in-kind. They provide financial support. They mobilize employees as Habitat volunteers. They offer business expertise and acumen.
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