September and October 2017
Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago has invited the High Commissioner of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs. Carla Hogan Rufelds, to take on the role of “Champion” for Women Build 2017. This year, we will see an entire home built primarily by teams of women for a Trinbagonian family during the month of October, which we celebrate informally in Trinidad and Tobago as “Habitat Month”. Habitat for Humanity operates in over 70 countries and has served almost 10 million people with shelter solutions worldwide since 1976. Women Builds take place across the globe, where female leaders gather to give back to their communities and their sisters.
Women Build 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago will help our future Homeowner, Kathy, provide a safe, stable and familiar environment for her family to live independently and in security. The Women Build Project was launched with an invitation-only Women’s Breakfast in August, a gathering of prominent and influential women leaders from the diplomatic corps, business, government, the arts and civil society. Habitat Trinidad and Tobago is encouraging women leaders to join hearts and hands to make a difference and transmit a positive message of hope and empowerment to the most vulnerable in our society. We hope that our women leaders will add their bit as we transform society through partnerships and solidarity.
Please register for the build here!
Please download the Habitat Trinidad-Tobago Volunteer Handbook – Women Build 2017
Guided by Julian Chester and Joan Kam-Chin; we have room for senior volunteers to make themselves available to manage sites. It has been a pleasure to see volunteers learning and stepping up to lead; with your help, Habitat can host more volunteer teams around Trinidad & Tobago with ease and in turn we help more families that are in need of affordable housing.
To join our volunteer teams, please complete an application form at https://goo.gl/7n6I22. We are looking forward to putting your time, talent and treasure to good use!