IB CAS PROJECT-HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-governmental, and non-profit organization, aiming to improve the standard of living of those in poverty. All members actively raise funds, plan social events aimed at fund raising and support house building efforts in rural areas. Started at Wuxi #1 High School in 2010, we became the first mainland high school campus branch acknowledged by HongKong headquarter in 2012. Every year we organized a lot of activities in and outside our school to support Habitat for Humanity.
In past two IB years, we held different types of activities to enhance the financial support to raise money for Habitat for Hu-manity Association, such as the Halloween party and charity bazaars. We also cleaned the house for the elderly and children. We even did some kinds of voluntary teaching as well in order to raise members’ attention to social awareness.
During these activities, we have done a house conditions survey. Our purpose is to make people realize the importance of the welfares because the buildings are the most basic welfares of the whole society. We want to raise people’s attention because these are the basic rights. What is more, there are a lot of old buildings that need to be rebuilt urgently in some old communities. However, there are lots of conflict between the government and the citizens. We would like to know more about the issue and public to our citizens or even government for solutions.
We summarized what we have done for this project in past 2 IB years into a video.(https://youtu.be/fNkT0kAiVO8)We hope that we could do something meaningful to our society and our world.