Popularly known Habitat construction program in Korea is Korea Blitz Build (KBB) which completes building houses in one week in July and August. In Korea, construction is proceeded mostly in the summer so that college students and young adults can participate in the program during their vacations. Throughout the year, however, construction is proceeded at various stages accross the country, depending on the work schedules of the affiliates.
Devastating natural disasters occur around the world every year. A lot of families are left homeless by disasters and refugees face uncertain future when they return to their home sites, often confronting dire housing needs as they struggle to rebuild their lives. Disaster Response includes the development of innovative housing and shelter assistance models that generate sustainable interventions for people vulnerable to or affected by disasters or conflicts.
In addition, Disaster Response builds the capacity of the global Habitat community in the areas of disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery through education, training and partnerships. South Korea is often exposed to flooding in the summer. In 2006 HFHK built and delivered 50 units of mobile homes for flood affected families in Pyeongchang and Inje, Gangwon province.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's involvement with Habitat for Humanity International began in 1984. That experience planted the seed for the Carter Work Project, which has been an internationally recognized Habitat event ever since.
The Caters visited South Korea in August 2001 and worked with 10,000 volunteers from 33 countries and home partners to build homes and raise awareness of Habitat for Humanity Korea.
Women Build is Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to make a difference by building homes and communities. Women Build projects are regularly held by Habitat affiliates across the United States, and by Habitat organizations around the world. Women participated in these programs have furthered Habitat’s home-building mission by helping to construct more than 1,700 houses worldwide. In Korea, Women Build projects, fundraising campaigns and advocacy efforts have actively taken place. In 2013, the 11th annual fashion show was held as a Women Build Fashion Show and Charity for Fund Raising. Anyone who is interested in fundraising and building homes and communities, please contact us. You can join Women Build together with us.
Join a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip and experience another culture while making changes in the lives of others. As a Global Village volunteer, you will work alongside members of the host community in building decent, affordable housing. Your active partnership will help raise awareness of the burden of poverty housing and create a global village, community, homes, and hope of true love. Habitat for Humanity Korea sends over 1,000 volunteers to Global Village Program every year.
Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer teams travel to exciting destinations around the world where local Habitat for Humanity networks are based.
Join Habitat CCYP and raise your voice, as a youth in Habitat effort. Being a CCYP member, you can contribute in solving serious residential problem that homeless families have. Currently, there are approximately 700 CCYPs in over 39 countries, including Botswana, Canada, Honduras, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia and so on. Habitat CCYP is an independent student organization which mainly focuses on the following:
·Building and repairing houses in cooperation with Habitat affiliates, volunteers, and home partners.
·Promoting and educating the necessity of having decent housing and Habitat's efforts in school and communities.
·Fundraising for Habitat programs
By participating in this CCYP effort, you can take action of your belief and cooperate with other entities that share same objective. Furthermore, you will come to realize how significant it is to have a comfort, decent, and affordable house in life and look for various ways to build a world where everyone enjoys so.
For further information about CCYP, contact:
(University) Dae-Hyun Jang 02-3407-1953
(High School) Sun-ae Kim 02-3407-1952
(Foreigner/International school) Ha-neul Shim 02-3407-1955