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World Habitat Day - Build Solid Ground

2018. October 01.

World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October- this year on the 1st of October- throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations to remind the world on the grounding issues of the cities and the problems of the basic human rights. Our foundation is committed to make everybody know about these problems and also to find solutions.

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World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October- this year on the 1st of October- throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations to remind the world on the grounding issues of the cities and the problems of the basic human rights. Our foundation is committed to make everybody know about these problems and also to find solutions.

Foundation for Africa is participating- through the so called Build Solid Ground international project -in the informative and attitude forming program of Global South habitat problems since one year. The aim of this campaign which includes several European organizations is to inform the European citizens about the obligation of their governments’ what was taken by accepting the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Development Agenda and to involve them to solve the issues of the housing and land ownership. We would also wish to highlight the differences what we can find in European humans ‘ social, economical and environmental welfare compared to the humans living on the rest of the Earth.

Deterrent data: every 7th person on the world is living in slums and almost 1,6 billion people’s housing is not granted. 70% of the population of the world does not have any paper of the small ground where he lives his life. Without papers what would prove that the person lives there legally the living conditions are not protected, therefore he must face fear of the eviction on a daily basis what is a main question. Therefore the planning for longer period and living a better life becomes impossible.

The aim of our foundation is to encourage people for active commitment as we can reach results only together with common force. Developing the cities and stopping its decline is common concern of the governments and citizens; it is a concern what we must face due to the quick urbanization.

The negative effects of the urbanization significantly influence the capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa where our Foundation is working hard. About 390.000 people are arriving to Kinshasa each year either to escape of war and poverty or to study and make their dreams come true there. As for now there are about 12 billion people who are permanent habitants and they live every day in that city. This considerable demographical growth will force more and more people- even children – to live in the slums where the basic infrastructural systems are not even established.

We would like to reach that the students of College Othniel school and the children of La Providence orphan house would grow up in worthy, safety and wealthy living conditions. We hope that with our participation in the campaign of “Build Solid Ground” we can share this message in a wider range of audience.

Our aim within our mission is not only to inform people but also to realise a development project to solve this problem. We strongly believe that we can reach a higher living level for people living over there with building up an adequate infrastructure to fight off the diseases and epidemics. At this point we come in with our initiative "Together for the construction of a Clinic" which would provide the continuous health care and grounding problemsof the people of Munganga slumsand also highlight the correlation coming from these problems.

If you also feel that it is important to solve the grounding problems as soon as possible, follow our Facebook profile where we continuously share our latest news and data related to this topic and also join our events where you can know more about the global problems based on informative speeches, roundtable talks and an independent photo exhibition.


This article is supported by the European Union. Foundation of Africa is completely responsible for the contents of this article and might not reflect the opinion of the European Union.