[Caption] To mark World Habitat Day, celebrated internationally on Monday 3 October 2016, members of the Rotary Club of Claremont mixed cement and laid bricks at a building site in Mfuleni last week. Learners from Rustenburg Girls High School’s Interact Club and Rotaract members joined Rotarians in a volunteer team to build a house with Habitat for Humanity South Africa. [Front row left to right: Emily Hobson, Meg Wilson, Justine Crook, Glynis Crook; Back row left to right: David Grant, Jo Hobson, Maurice Bergoff, Maquawe Madonsela]

Teams of volunteers have been working daily from 08:00 until 16:00 this week as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Team Build Week, building houses with and for members of the Mfuleni community. The Team Build Week is part of Habitat for Humanity’s campaign to advocate for informal settlement upgrading where the community is an active and equitable partner in the upgrading process.

 

[Caption] Rotarians working hard on the building site in Mfuleni, Western Cape.

“This initiative focusses on providing decent shelter and building thriving communities which is in alignment with our values,” explains Ian Robertson, President of the Rotary Club of Claremont. “Every South African deserves to live in dignity in a permanent home that is structurally safe and conducive to raising a family.”

For more information on Rotary Club of Claremont and the various community projects and initiatives they are involved with, please visit http://claremontrotary.co.za/.