Students "Build" on Fundraising Success

July 18, 2019

Four CEU students were among the volunteers who helped build a community house in the rural Hungarian village of Hernádszentandrás. The community house is being developed by the InDaHouse Foundation, which provides sustainable assistance for underprivileged families in four villages in northern Hungary.

InDaHouse aims to help children living in poverty in the villages by engaging with them and replacing some of the uncertainty in their lives with stability. The community house includes spaces for InDaHouse volunteer accommodation, a child care center and group rooms. The attic will house SZIA InDaHouse Volunteer Program volunteers who stay for weekends or longer terms to work with children in early childhood and school programs.

During CEU Philanthropy Week last autumn, CEU students and alumni raised more than HUF 270,000 to buy materials for the house. The student volunteer work was a continuation of those original philanthropic efforts.

CEU students help build a community house in rural Hungary.
CEU students help build a community house in rural Hungary.

Thank you to the diverse pool of people who contributed to the development of the community house!

By Sanda Sandu, Alumni Scholarship Recipient student in CEU's School of Public Policy.