People at Samsung built houses for this year’s Volunteer Month in Indonesia
Home is the foundation for a family, and a decent home provides a base from which that family can grow and thrive; it is where we hope. That is why housing is so important for everyone regardless of region and culture. Today, we would like to share a story about Samsung employees in Indonesia volunteering to build homes.
“Building Homes, Building Lives” started as a project for Global Volunteer Month this year in Indonesia. Samsung Electronics Indonesia has been building appropriate housing in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia – a Non-Profit Organization (NGO) which focused on building a decent infrastructure to live. Samsung Global Volunteer Month activity was marked by the construction of six habitable houses in the village of Cijayanti, Babakan Madang, Bogor by about 100 volunteer employees of Samsung Electronics Indonesia on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.
Samsung Electronics Indonesia is committed to participate in contributing to the local Indonesian community through Samsung Citizenship program which one of its activity is Samsung Global Volunteer Month that is held annually in October in around the world. This year we were partnering with Habitat for Humanity – a Non-Profit Organization which focused on building a decent house and a healthy environment to live as we believe that decent housing will help people have a better life to live.
This year, Samsung Global Volunteer Month activity was marked by the construction of six habitable houses in the village of Cijayanti, Babakan Madang, Bogor by about 100 volunteer employees of Samsung Electronics Indonesia on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.
The employees worked together to build house construction which divided into different activities: building the foundation and walling process. All started by digging the base to set the construction, meanwhile the other prepared the materials such as stringing the iron and setting the stones, the rest concentrated for walling process.
“It is not a common thing we usually done in our daily life, build the foundation is not that easy as it looks like, but it’s fun, I’am glad we could help and experience ourselves, thus we could meet the local residences and talk with them, this could be adding my value as an employee. If I invited to do the same activities next year, I would be happy to join”, said Rizki Agung-one of the volunteer commented.
In this event, Samsung Electronics Indonesia also invited Candra Wijaya a gold medal Olympicwinner, to handover Sport Equipments donation to local residents. Through sport equipments that Samsung has donated such as badminton equipments, volley equipments and soccer balls, we hope we can support healthy living for the community. Candra Wijaya or we called him as “Samsung Best Friend” was enthusiastic to join the activity.
Decent housing provides a family with privacy and security, legitimacy and increased standing within their community, a clean living environment that improves health, a quiet place to study and learn, a dwelling family members are proud to invite friends to and thus grow socially, and the potential to open a small business or pursue other economic opportunities. With the “Building Homes, Building Lives” initiative, people at Samsung Electronics Indonesia feel humble that they had the opportunity to contribute to their local community.
*Article contributed by Thesa Anggi Aprilia Pratiwi.
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