Once upon a time, a chance meeting ignited a powerful purpose. On a trip to Soweta, South Africa, Doug Sharp, seasoned architect, experienced the extremes of poverty but was moved by the pride one woman showed in her shack.
The Difference a “Home” Makes in a Child’s Life
A home provides protection. Without the security of a home children are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
A home is safe and free from hazards. Homeless children develop increased rates of acute and chronic health conditions
A home is a basic human right. A home supports emotional well-being which is linked to happiness and life satisfaction.
A home nurtures learning. The stress of a poor living situation can negatively affect development and the ability to learn.
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