Batam Build July 2019

The Brick Expeditions are part of our Brick By Brick programme designed to help build stronger communities. We sponsor a team of volunteers to go participate in these community building efforts in and around Singapore. Our volunteers are drawn from friends and family of Be An Idea's employees, partners and clients.

On July 27, 2019, Be An Idea will be supporting Habitat for Humanity's Batam Build programme that aims to provide basic but secure housing to those aren't able to afford this basic human right. Our corporate donation provides the funds to support the building of a house in Batam. We will be sending a Brick Expedition team to help assist with the building of the house with the home owner and give volunteers the opportunity to experience the work involved in providing affordable housing.

Aside from our donation to the programme, we also hope that volunteers will also help to raise awareness through the engagement with the build.

This will be our third trip to Batam with Habitat for Humanity and we look forward to welcoming you onboard as one of our volunteer team members.


Volunteers on this Brick Expedition will be assisting in the construction of a house in Batam. Depending on the building phase at the time of the trip, participants should expect to do manual labour typically found on a work site. They will be expected to attend a comprehensive briefing session covering both the work involved and necessary safety procedures before the expedition itself.

While volunteers on this Brick Expedition are not required to fundraise, we do encourage them to talk about their participation and encourage donations to support the project.

You can read more about our past expeditions here:


Habitat for Humanity Singapore is part of an international Christian housing charity that seeks to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. Convicted that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, they have been working alongside low-income communities to increase their access to improved living conditions. Since 2004, Habitat Singapore regularly sends volunteer teams to build decent and affordable houses across Asia-Pacific. Locally, they provide intensive home-cleaning for vulnerable individuals and families so they can have a safe & sanitary place to call home.

Find out more about Habitat for Humanity Singapore.