Students use their skills and build model homes for the community

Forest View Public School and Village Union Public School teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Durham and designed and implemented a collaborative teaching project, in which students designed model homes for the
community. Representatives from Habitat for Humanity examined the model presentations and provided valuable encouragement and feedback on work done by students at the two schools..

The project was designed to bridge the two south Oshawa communities to achieve a common goal of designing and building model homes. This included introducing trade skills and integrating cross-curricular learning goals. Both schools have worked with Habitat for Humanity to help raise awareness about families in need.

Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. It is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable homes around the world in partnership with families in need of a decent place to live. Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Their neighborhood revitalization work also transforms communities into vibrant, safe places to live for current and future residents.

Photo: Habitat for Humanity model homes

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