George Mason University Korea announced on Nov. 11 that it participated in the Habitat Construction Program as part of the newly launched Mason Cares Program that aims to give positive impact to the local community.
Mason Korea’s students, faculty and staff visited a housing construction site in Cheonan to help build residential housing for those in need. Participants were limited to up to 10 people to follow the social distancing guidance and avoid large group of people. From 9am till 5pm, participants volunteered to help clean the three story housing construction site, bring windows to each room, and install them.
Mason Cares Program is part of Mason Korea’s commitment to making a positive impact in our community and help those who are in need. The Program will be a series of volunteer activities and initiatives that brings faculty, students and staff together to give back and expand our community engagement.
Mason Korea’s Chief Business Officer Gbemi Disu said, “One of the reasons we founded the Mason Cares Program here at Mason Korea was to create an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to interact in meaningful ways with each other which not only helps to enhance our campus climate but also supports Mason’s commitment to making an impact and being a university for the world", adding, "Today’s event with Habitat For Humanity is just one example of many programs we plan to organize over time where we do our part in helping those in need within our Korean community. While it was a long day of challenging manual labor, we had a blast and were pleased that one more family will have access to the safety and security of a home thanks to our Mason Community."
Take a look at how the participants' experience was like below.
November 11, 2020