Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s ‘Project HomeWorks’ was conceived to improve the living condition of the elderly, the sick and the physically-challenged living at one-room flats all over the island.
Our surveys have shown that many elderly people and the physically-challenged live alone, or are without any regular domestic help. Their homes are usually cluttered with all sorts of items, including discarded objects and expired food items. Being elderly, sick or handicapped, these people in need are unable to clean their homes effectively. This often gives rise to safety and health issues. Habitat for Humanity believes that we should not allow any human being to live in an unsafe or unhygienic environment.
In Project HomeWorks, Habitat mobilizes volunteers to do a proper clean up of these homes. Project HomeWorks will work to achieve the following objectives:
1. Improve the SAFETY of the home. We do this by clearing the clutter, doing simple repair works and improving access in the living environment to reduce the risk of accident and fire.
2. Improve the SANITATION of the home. We do this by removing rotting food items, replacing bedbug-infested furniture, re-painting stained walls, cleaning and washing affected areas of the home.
3. Develop a sense of volunteerisium among our community.
This program is typically conducted with many volunteers coming together, cleaning up 8 - 12 homes at one session. We also conduct cleaning for ad-hoc requests from those in need, cleaning one unit at a time.
Watch a video on Project HomeWorks below courtesy of Pilgrim's Picture:
Examples of Work needed:
Bed bugs removal
Our Proud Partner
Ang Ngee Seng (ANS Import & Export Pte Ltd) generously in support to our programme with their gifts of quality home cleaning aids to serve our beneficiaries well under Project Homeworks.
Youth@Homeworks is a subset of Project Homeworks, where Habitat for Humanity Singapore specifically encourages young people to participate in this programme. We aim to help create a Singapore where young people have empathy towards the elderly, and we believe that Youth@Homeworks will contribute greatly towards this goal, bringing the young and the old together in a meaningful project.
Schools, Organisations and Coporations' Involvement
Many schools and organizations have partnered Habitat Singapore in Project Homeworks. Below are some of the schools, organizations and corporations who have partnered with us:
Anglo-Chinese Junior College
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Australian International School
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of New York Mellon
Coutts & Co
Far East Organization
Helmi Talib & Co
Hwa Chong Institution
ITE College Central
International Christian School
J. P. Morgan
Kim Tian Christian Church
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
Nangyang Girl’s High School
Neptune Orient Lines
Reformed Christian Church
Raffles Institute Junior College
Rodyk & Davidson
Prison Fellowship International
Singapore Life Church
Singapore University of Technology & Design
Singapore Management University
St Andrew’s Junior College
Star Furniture Group
State Street Bank
Tabernacle of Holiness
Tanjong Katong Secondary School
Temasek Junior College
Habitat for Humanity Singapore can organize it for your organization as well.
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