Habitat for Humanity Singapore

Website: https://www.habitat.org.sg/
Sector: Elderly, Environment, Health, Mental Health, Special Needs, Humanitarian, Disaster Relief, Housing
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Victor Goh
Email victor@habitat.org.sg
Contact Number 91091883


Description of Organization

Habitat Singapore focuses on a variety of programmes both locally and in the region that seeks to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. Understanding that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, we have been working alongside low-income communities to increase their access to improved living conditions. Since 2004, Habitat Singapore regularly sends volunteer teams to build decent and affordable houses across Asia-Pacific. This ranges from intensive home-cleaning for vulnerable individuals and families (Project HomeWorks), to keeping our shared spaces clean and healthy (UnLitter Red Dot), and building homes to transform the lives of poorer communities abroad (Global Village and Batam Build), so that everyone can have a safe & sanitary place to call home.


Intended use of funds through the YFC 2022 programme

The ability to give someone the gift of a decent home is like no other, and we are extremely thankful to partner our suppoters who belive deeply enough in our vision to fundraise for the work we do.

As a non-profit, non-government, volunteer organisation, one of the biggest things Habitat Singapore depends on is consistency so that we can continue to help families. Funds raised mean that our work continues, and more families can attain a safe, affordable place to call home.

Donations are directed to Habitat Singapore’s general fund to support our local volunteering programmes. Contributions are pooled together with gifts from other donors and distributed to meet the most urgent needs on the ground.

The areas of our work that require the most support include purchasing basic furniture, cleaning and painting supplies, engaging professional pest control services for the safety of our homeowners and volunteers, as well as essentials for the welfare of our volunteers. Your support further helps sustain the resources required to coordinate with partner organisations to identify, support, and manage the projects in support of vulnerable elderly and individuals.

To learn more about our system of triple-layer accountability, visit our Financial Information page (http://www.habitat.org.sg/financial-information) for details.


Engaging and involving the YFC participants

Teams participating can expect to be:
– Introduced and oriented to the work of Habitat for Humanity
– Trained in effective advocacy and fundraising on top of what the programme offers
– Equipped with necessary resources to run their campaigns
– Involved in roadshow/exhibits to raise awareness for the need worldwide for decent housing
– Immersed in various service projects locally, and/or overseas
– Mentored/coached throughout the entire YFC journey