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. October was Habitat month at CDNIS and we had a series of events! On October 6th, also known as World Habitat Day, students who had been on build trips wore their distinctive HFH build trip t-shirts to school! We felt this was a great conversation starter and raised awareness about our build trips.
During the month, we also had our first bake sale and raised more than $2000. Another component of Habitat month was our HFH board game. It was about simulating the life of those who live in sub-poverty housing and was great way for participants and viewers alike to learn about the problems they deal with.
Lastly, we created a wooden house installation filled with profiles and photos of the families and villages we’ve helped on build trips over the last 6 years. We also decorated the house with our “Friends of HFH” bricks that people signed and wrote messages on. This house will be up till next week, so feel free to stop by the 9th floor to check it out and even sign a brick! All in all, October was a very active and successful month for HFH!