August 01 to 05: Instead of spending the entire summer break on rest and relaxation, a group of Global Village team from Singapore comprised of friends worked on one brick house for a family in Krang Yov Commune, Kandal Province. At the end of the day, they accomplished the construction of foundation and the brick wall of the house partition. After their community work, the team decided to treat themselves with a city tour and some shopping.
August 05 to 09: A group of Global Village team consisted of 16 members from build with a family in Pouk District, Siem Reap. The construction is part of an extension of a stilt house. The family wished to have extra private room for their children, and by the end of the day, the team managed to complete the ground room. House dedication was started with the cutting of ribbon, sharing of experiences and finished with some snacks and lots of dancing with skilled workers, local authorities, volunteers and the team’s happy home partners.
August 11 to 22: The second youth volunteer group from Japan helped the housing and community development program by building two brick houses for two families in Bati District, Takeo Province. The 14 volunteers are freshmen students from Japan’s Columbia International School. After a week of building, the team achieved the construction of two house foundation and most parts of the walls. The young group also enjoyed their time during the city tour and visited Siem Reap to see the Angkor Wat.
August 18 to 22: Japan has always been one among the many countries that constantly supports Cambodian people with adequate housing. This month, the Japan Hope Builder team from the biggest travel agent in Japan called Huis Ten Bosch (H.I.S) came for another community work with Habitat. The team renovated a house for a family in 13 Makara Village, Prek Preah Sdach Commune, Battambang Province,a new Habitat build site, which is home to HFH Cambodia’s land rights project. The Hope Builders worked on the concrete floor, laying bricks for the bedrooms, and upgrading the kitchen area. Aside from their building mission, the volunteers took a tour around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
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