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Engg students build homes for underprivileged Dumaguetenos

Rachel Mae Lood | Office Manager

BUILDING HOMES, BUILDING THE FUTURE. Senior Civil engineering Students help build fences and install trusses of houses for the underprivileged families last Aug. 12 at Bajumpandanan, Dumaguete City. PHOTO BY Paolo Miguel Fabugais

Forty-three senior Civil Engineering students from Silliman University helped in building houses for underprivileged families last Aug. 12 at Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City.

Together with iHome Metro Dumaguete, a non-stock, non-profit organization that provide opportunity for low income locals to have their own houses by constructing decent affordable houses, the engineering students spent half day building fences and installing trusses for the houses.

Engr. Richard Lao, faculty member of Silliman University College of Engineering and Design (CED) and organizer of the event, said, “The purpose is to impart to the students the sense of helping the community by building lives through better homes.”

Each year, a number of students from CED are sent to help iHomes in constructing houses.

The House Building Activity was participated by students from Kwansai Gakuin University from Hyogo, Japan and the beneficiaries of the houses.

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