Desmond Tutu Community Build

31 May 2007 at 8:18 pm | Posted in Desmond Tutu, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment

Nobel Laureate and 1999 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited a Habitat for Humanity build site near Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday.

Tutu visited the site to thank more than 100 international volunteers who had gathered this week to build 12 homes in partnership with local families for the first “Desmond Tutu Community Build”.

The “Desmond Tutu Community Build” is modelled on Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy Carter Work Project (JCWP). Under the programme, volunteers from around the world work with the local community and future home owners to build housing for them. 

The Desmond Tutu Community Build runs from May 27 to June 2. Volunteers and resident will build 12 homes in seven days.

Tutu is a patron of HoH since 2002.

Watch video of Tutu’s visit.


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