Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Home Owning Dream Comes True

News Release
027 222 0006
l.dome@ucol.ac.nz
www.ucol.ac.nz

Monday 14 January 2013
Home Owning Dream Comes True
UCOL and the Manawatu Team of Habitat for Humanity have joined to make a family’s dream to own a home come true this week.

Built by UCOL Carpentry students in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the project has enabled Congolese refugee Mathilde MBani and her family to move into a brand new affordable home.

The house was completed with the help of volunteers including Mathilde’s 19 year old son Steva who completed a pre-apprentice Carpentry programme at UCOL last year.

The rent Mathilde pays for the house will be affordable, based on her earnings, and will go towards purchase of the house.

The house building started last year on a site adjacent to UCOL in Princess Street but was shifted to its permanent site in Upham Terrace in Roslyn.

Habitat is a charity with a vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The Palmerston North house project followed an approach by UCOL, wanting to establish a win-win partnership with Habitat to allow UCOL building trade students practice their construction skills.

When: Thursday 17 January 2013 from 4:30pm
5:00pm - speeches and the official dedication

Where: 3b Upham Terrace, Roslyn

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news