|University of London International Programmes Build|
The 28th February 2010 saw 2 significant “firsts” take place. For Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, the University of London International Programmes Volunteer Build was the first build for 2010. For the University of London International Programmes, it was the first Volunteer Build worldwide across a network of some 18,000 registered alumni across the world.
WHAT IT MEANT TO THE VOLUNTEERS
The sun was beating down on 28 February 2010. In sweltering 32 degree heat in an area surrounded by rock quarries (which are known to be heat insular even on the coolest of days) 25 volunteers worked alongside the home owners.
WHAT IT MEANT TO THE HOME OWNERS
THE INDRAPALA FAMILY
Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka completed a separate house for the Indrapala family in June 2009. The completion of the toilet for this family as part of the University of London International Programmes Build means a complete house and toilet for this family-a significant feat amidst what have been some difficult times for this family. The University of London International Programmes Staff and Alumni made 2 donations to this project. The funds will go towards;