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The 2009 BB India Team

Are you a member of Boys’ Brigade, aged 16 or over (no upper age limit) and interested in being part of a team of volunteers, travelling to India in August 2009?

After a successful Trip in 2007 there is an opportunity for The Boys’ Brigade to be part of a longer term relationship with Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland, supporting their work in Madurai, India and seeing how the community can grow and develop with our encouragement and support.  

In 2007, The Team built two homes alongside the families who now live in them and saw first-hand, the impact of their support. We now have the opportunity to build a further TEN homes; the special focus of this project is to help ten disadvantaged women and their families living in substandard housing in the Madurai District.  

Partnering with Habitat means that the family will not only have a new home but new skills and confidence, research has also shown children do better at school and there are significant health benefits for all the family.

Building Activities

Team members will assist local volunteers with a variety of unskilled tasks such as mixing and passing cement, carrying bricks and digging, you will also have the opportunity to develop new skills such as, bricklaying and plastering. However no prior construction experience is necessary!

There will be a meeting in Antrim on the 25 November for those interested. If you would like more information contact us at at the usual address and you will be put in contact with the organisers.