‘Rupee for Change’ is a Habitat for Humanity India campaign that engages schools in advocacy, volunteer and fundraising activities to support Habitat's efforts of rebuilding the nation. The campaign motivates students to voluntarily contribute Re. 1 per day towards building homes and providing sanitation facilities for underprivileged people.
In partnership with Habitat India, schools have helped in building homes and sanitation units for low-income families in different parts of India. These activities instill values of social contribution, compassion and generosity in school children.
John Abraham is the brand ambassador of Habitat’s Rupee for Change campaign. An active philanthropist himself, he has been associated with Habitat for Humanity for over a decade. His support and active involvement continues to inspire students and schools across India.
“It is heart-warming to see the efforts of these young kids who are selflessly working towards rebuilding the lives of families in need of decent shelter. The funds raised by the students will make a huge difference, and will enable families to build a better future for themselves. I wish all the students and school good luck for more such contributions to society in the coming years.”.
– John Abraham, Actor and Brand Ambassador, Habitat for Humanity India.
Close to 320 schools nationwide participated in the Rupee for Change campaign in 2016-17. The activities included house builds, marathons, 2-D art contests, poster making and T shirt design competitions. More than 40,000 students took part in the Rupee for Change campaign activities in an effort to raise the resources for Habitat's work across the country.
We have summarised our previous academic year in our Rupee for Change report. Do read how your contributions have helped us build homes and sanitation units in so many states of India. Click here to download the report.
Your school can participate in the Rupee for Change campaign and join the nation building process in association with Habitat for Humanity India.