Downpatrick Teenager Inspired By Trip To Romania


Kate Lynas on-site in Vaideeni, Romania with Habitat for Humanity.

After spending ten days in Vaideeni in Romania, Downpatrick teenager Kate Lynas is encouraging the local community to get involved with Habitat for Humanity. Kate found the experience of supporting Habitat for Humanities work in Romania inspiring.

A spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity added, Kate helped build homes for vulnerable families affected by devastating floods and work shoulder to shoulder with local people.

Funds raised in Ireland are supporting those families most in need to improve their living conditions and give them a safer place to call home.

Kate said: “The trip with Habitat was an eye-opening experience. It was amazing to work beside local people and see the impact that better living conditions have on families. There are so many ways to support Habitat’s work and I’d encourage everyone to get involved in whatever way they can.”

Every year volunteers from across Ireland support Habitat’s partner programmes through donations and volunteering in countries including Zambia, Cambodia, Malawi, Romania and India.

Jenny Williams, Chief Executive of Habitat Ireland said: “One in four people in our world do not have a safe place to call home. Safe shelter saves lives and thanks to the generous support we receive from people across Ireland, more families are healthier, children do better in school and parents have the chance to earn a stable income. Home is the start of it, for all of us.”

There are a number of opportunities to support Habitat’s long-term partner programmes in 2020 by fundraising or volunteering where you can get involved and gain vaulable experience like Kate.

Get more information at the session Habitat are organising about global volunteering opportunities at: Habitat ReStore, Riverside Centre, Lisburn on Thursday 3rd October at 7pm. 


or call 028 9263 5635 for more information.