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World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day

In 1986, World Habitat Day was established by the United Nations to reflect on global housing conditions. Over the years, Habitat for Humanity International has built or repaired more than 1 million houses and served more than 4 million people around the world. In Guyana, while we celebrate this great feat, we are also cognizant that many in our communities and villages still lack adequate housing. Poor housing definitely leads to poor health, poor education, lack of physical security and limited opportunities. Extensive research supports what we at Habitat for Humanity have seen first-hand: improving housing breaks the cycle of poverty.

World Habitat Day 2014 – Habitat for Humanity Guyana will launch its “Voices from the Slum” project. The project will give voice to the experiences, dreams, concerns, and hopes of some of the young people living in economically destitute communities through art, poetry and drama. It will be an excellent opportunity to share with the rest of Guyana another perspective of the residents of these communities – one that focuses not on poverty or victimhood, but on youthful dynamism and creative ideas.

The project will expand to incorporate the construction of two homes and provide a decent place for families to live.

Habitat continues to celebrate 20 years with various activities leading up to its anniversary date – February 14, 2015

Volunteers in Action – with street dance v1

Volunteers in Action – with street dance v1

Volunteers in Action – with street dance v2

Volunteers in Action – with street dance v2

Upcoming Anniversary Events

  • Saturday, October 4, 2014 come join us in the walk against poverty
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Panel Discussion and Exhibition – The Role of Housing in breaking the cycle of poverty


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