Service Learning Trip – Habitat For Humanity

By January 16, 2015GIN & Clubs

The CDNIS Habitat for Humanity (HFH) club (https://www.facebook.com/hfhcdnis) focuses on promoting awareness of the global issue of substandard housing to the school community. With our annual lower school fundraiser Paint Your Key just around the corner, HFH would like to give a summary of the build trip we went on earlier this school year. All HFH fundraisers help to sponsor donation fees on trips, because we hope this will give more students opportunities to experience first-hand the importance of continuous service work.

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HFH holds two annual build trips, one local (China) and one international. This year, from September 30th to October 5th, 24 students went to Rayong, Thailand and participated in the Global Village build. It was HFH at CDNIS’s third time in the country after volunteering in 2010 and 2012. Students helped construct a safe and decent home for a family in need by doing a multitude of tasks, such as digging a well, moving bricks, mixing cement and laying bricks. It was a lot of physical work, but students thoroughly enjoyed the experience as they got to bond with people different grades and personally take action to help improve the global issue of inadequate housing. Below are responses from two of the trip participants:
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Ryan Wong, a grade 11 student, said: “There was a unique sense of accomplishment helping to construct a house, in the sense that we didn’t solve the family’s problems indirectly by donating – we went to the root of the problem, and stepped in to do the hard work.”

Ashley Zee, a grade 10 student, commented: “Being apart of yet another Habitat for Humanity build trip was truly an amazing experience. I am grateful for this opportunity in being able to take part in not only impacting the lives of the homeowners but also a baby stepping stone towards making a difference in eradicating inadequate housing.”

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