|World Habitat Day 2010-HSBC Staff Volunteer Build|
On the 2nd October 2010, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, along with volunteers from HSBC’s Corporate Banking Section, YWCA (Moratuwa), Lyceum international School and Alethea International School assisted in the construction of 8 houses in the outskirts of Milleniya, Bandaragama. They were joined by villagers from the area, willing to work together to build houses for their neighbors. Although work was interrupted by heavy rains, the teams managed to place roofs on most houses, redistribute material to one focal point and also sift sand in preparation needed to plaster the houses. The commitment shown by all involved was truly inspiring, and they promised to return once the rainy days were over to continue work with the houses!