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

Students built “houses” with paper bricks at a Singapore park.

SINGAPORE, 10 April 2012: Anglo-Chinese School (International) recently raised S40,000 (about US31,600) 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.