Habitat for Humanity is an organization who makes houses for the unprivileged people and let these people participate in building their own houses. It also invites some volunteers to do some works in finishing these houses and making them ready for the people they are helping. For more details about Habitat for Humanity please click this link http://www.habitat.org.ph/site/index.php .
My batchmates in Paco Catholic School decided to participate in this outreach and we called our group 'PCS Batch '88 Builders. We went to Calauan, Laguna site to do some tasks in building a house, one of which was CIB (Concrete Interlocking Block) production which was the group's favorite of all tasks. We enjoyed molding a block which is the most important part of a house. While we were doing this, we realized how important a block is and made our very best to make each block as sturdy and solid as we could. Before, I look at it as a block... just a block... but now, after the experience on how to make one, I know that this is not just a block. This is a 'house' for some people who didn't get the chance to have their own decent house and no other choice but to live in a shanty, sometimes, just living in a cardboard and an old tarpaulin as their roof. Our group felt so privileged to help these people by supporting Habitat for Humanity and being volunteers helped us realized how lucky we were to have finished college and be in a different situation.
|one of the blocks we finished|
|we did that!|
|just can't hide the happiness after molding one block|
even my daughter enjoyed doing it
another proud finisher