Now in its eighth consecutive year, Habitat Young Leaders Build (HYLB) invites young people across the Asia-Pacific region to support families in need of decent homes, rallying against housing issues by volunteering, fundraising and speaking out. From December 2018 to April 2019, advocacy, awareness and fund-raising activities will be taking place in 17 countries and regions in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
This year’s campaign will begin in Hong Kong on International Volunteers Day on December 01, 2018 with volunteers cleaning homes for low-income families living in public housing estates. In early 2019, we will recruit more than 100 volunteers to build homes in overseas countries, to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
For the 7th Habitat Young Leaders Build event in China, travelled to Guangzhou to build houses alongside six low-income families in Daba village. The volunteers, drawn from Hong Kong and mainland China, spent their weekend helping families currently living in old and primitive houses. Thank you to all the volunteers and hope to see you next year!
Young Leaders Build 2017