Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Habitat) took part in engaging hundreds of thousands of volunteers in support of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) ‘Brigada Eskwela’ last May 30 to June 6 as part of its Habitat Young Leaders Build 2016.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES —International banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, made good on its promise to spearhead rebuilding efforts in communities affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).
Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) held its sixth Habitat Young Leaders Build (HYLB) in various public schools across Manila, gathering more than 2,000 youth.
The annual HYLB campaign is celebrated in over 15 countries across the Asia-Pacific region and Americas to engage participants to “Play a part, Lead today and Share with friends”.
“Schools are considered children’s second homes and are a vital part of a community as they help build and shape the minds of our young people,” Charlie Ayco, Managing Director and CEO of HFHP said.
As HFHP’s largest annually celebrated event, the youth volunteers led the movement by cleaning their schools in preparation for the upcoming school year.
The event gave young people a venue to advocate for decent housing for less-fortunate Filipino families, as well as share their opinions, concerns and ideas on how government, the private sector, organizations and individuals can be more involved in building a better Philippines.
“This activity empowered our youth to play a more active role in revitalizing their very own community, as well as building their nation,” Ayco finished.
Recently, Habitat for Humanity Philippines in partnership with Alpa Land Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and the Reyes family of Pinamalayan, turned over 68 homes to local government employees, and 7 homes to public school teachers in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro.