Remarks by National Director
Habitat for Humanity Indonesia
It’s beautiful; the fiscal year 2022 has arrived at the end of the year. As national director, I would like to invite all of us to thank God because He is still with us in carrying out Habitat’s mission of providing decent houses for those in need.
This June, we are grateful for two successful programs. The first was Volunteers Build on June 11, held in Tangerang, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta, and the second was on June 25 in East Nusa Tenggara.
I was happy and did not expect that Volunteers Build, which had stopped for two years due to this pandemic, was well received by the community and could bring in more than 200 volunteers. They came from various backgrounds and looked enthusiastic when painting the families’ houses. In Tangerang, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta, we colored more than 50 houses, one school, and thousands of houses in East Nusa Tenggara.
As one of the pillars in carrying out Habitat’s mission, I hope we can do this volunteer build again every year. The activity of building and painting houses is not only beautifying the home but as a symbol to encourage everyone to rise from the downturn of a pandemic or disaster so that everyone has hope for a better and more prosperous future.
Let’s close the 2022 fiscal year with gratitude; see you with even more great programs in the 2023 fiscal year.