The UP Economics Society, as part of its annual month-long celebrations during its 57th Ecosoc Month, is holding a community service project called Homes for Humanity together with international NGO Habitat for Humanity. This initiative aims to bring and share the culture of active volunteerism to UP by involving the youth in the building of houses for the benefit of the less fortunate.
Answering the call to action, the UP Economics Society is spearheading the creation of a Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter in UP Diliman. Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that aims to transform lives through fostering responsible and sustainable communities, motivated by its vision of a world where everyone has a dignified place to live.
A semester-long service project of three events will be launched this September 5, 2015 in together with its Partner Organizations: Adelfe Enu Crea Sorority, ASAPHIL UP, Association of Biology Majors, Hue by Colour Collective, Maroon FM, Pan Xenia Fraternity, TAU ALPHA Fraternity, UP Alpha Sigma, United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary Students-UPD, UP Aikido Club, UP Architecture Student Council, UP Balanghai, UP Buklod- Isip, UP Chinese Student Association, UP Communication Research Society, UP Debate Society, UP Mathematics Majors’ Circle, UP Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Society, UP Philippine Association of Nutrition – Alpha Chapter, UP Pre-Medical Honor Society, UP PRIME, UP Pugad Sayk, UP Rifle Pistol Team, UP Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority, UP SIGMA DELTA PHI, UP Task Force Arki, UP Tennis Society, and UP Variates.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines has served more than 100,000 Filipino families nationwide and mobilized over 130,000 volunteers for the past 26 years. The youth, the business sector, church groups and many other organizations have joined and participated in numerous build projects all over the country by providing financial support and manpower to construct homes for the marginalized.
Through the establishment of the new Habitat for Humanity Diliman chapter, the concerted and shared efforts of different organizations and volunteers in UP Diliman will bring to fruition Habitat’s objective of addressing the growing housing problems of the country. The launch on September 5 will immerse volunteers in an actual build for the community of Bistekville 4 in Culiat, Quezon City. The event is open to group and individual volunteers, and will be from 9AM to 5PM.
For more information on the build, please check out https://www.facebook.com/HFHUPDiliman and https://www.facebook.com/UPEcosocMonth?fref=ts regarding UP Ecosoc Month.