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Singapore School Raises S$40,000 For HFH Singapore In Under No Roof Event

April 10, 2012

This Is The First Time A Local School Undertakes Project On Its Own


04_10_2012-1.jpgStudents built “houses” with paper bricks at a Singapore park.

SINGAPORE, 10 April 2012: Anglo-Chinese School (International) recently raised S$40,000 (about US$31,600) for Habitat for Humanity Singapore.

The money was raised from Under No Roof, an advocacy and fund raising event pioneered by HFH Singapore.

This was the first time that a local school had undertaken the project on its own.

The school’s students gathered one weekend at a Singapore park and used paper bricks to build “houses”.

Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, watched the students in action and put the finishing touch to a “house”.

Since 2003, Under No Roof has attracted hundreds of young people to experience homelessness and poverty housing by spending a night in cardboard shelters.

In 2006, the event was combined with World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine that required participants to fast in addition to staying overnight in the makeshift structures.

A Singapore mall, VivoCity, was the venue of Under No Roof in 2007 when Habitat supporters built the world’s largest paper brick house.