Habitat is about challenges; challenging the mind, the status quo and most importantly, challenging circumstances to create an opportunity to become all that our innate potential allows. We challenge persons from all walks of life to work with us and impact on the number of persons living in substandard shelter in the world. We, therefore, challenge you to get your hands dirty and toil under the sun with people from different backgrounds, usually, people with whom you would not normally have interacted, and watch all the barriers disappear, creating room for mutual understanding, respect, and appreciation.
Additionally, we offer younger supporters various intercultural learning opportunities through our Volunteer team trips, building days and internships at our offices. With Habitat, personal growth and learning become a global educational experience, breaking the cycle of habitual thinking patterns, spawning creativity and forcing minds to think ‘out of the box’.
Since its inception in 1976, Habitat for Humanity’s lifeblood has been its volunteers. The unique housing model developed by Millard and Linda Fuller and Clarence Jordan in 1965 counts on the support, passion, and commitment of volunteers around the world to make decent and affordable homes a reality.
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.