GMIT Habitat for Humanity Society have committed to volunteer on a global village programme traveling to Ndola, Zambia on the 22nd of June for two weeks, to physically assist in building homes with local communities for Zambian families in need. This will be a hands-on experience in which Antoinette & co will live and work alongside future homeowners, community members and local trade professionals. Their aim whilst in Zambia is to build two homes.
The GMIT Habitat for Humanity Society was founded at the Clubs & Societies Fair at the Marque in September 2016, and have held fundraising events throughout the year for Habitat for Humanity.
The total raised by the 10 GMIT staff and students through fundraising is a whopping €30,251!
GMITSU staff member Antoinette Canavan and Eileen from Admissions Office, along with 8 GMIT students have committed to volunteering on this Global Village program to build homes for those in need.
Habitat for Humanity Ireland partners with a number of colleges throughout Ireland to send teams of student and staff volunteers overseas to build homes for families living in poverty. The programme is hugely successful and beneficial both for the recipient families and communities, and for the volunteers involved who often say it is a life-changing experience!
Habitat for Humanity works in Ireland and around the world to build homes, communities and hope. For over 40 years, Habitat has partnered with more than 6.8 million people to address their shelter needs. Time and time again, they have witnessed how access to simple, decent housing provides a solid foundation for a family to break the poverty cycle and build a secure future for their children.
Team Leader Antoinette Canavan said, I am so proud of all the members of the Habitat for Humanity Society. Their commitment, hard work and dedication displayed throughout the year has been a credit to each and every person and to GMIT.
Pictured are the GMIT Habitat for Humanity Society at this years’ Student Achievement Awards at the Ardiluan Hotel on the 26th of April 2017.