2019 Humanitarian XP Impact

Humanitarian Experience has the opportunity to do good all over the world. But you might be thinking, “What type of good?” or, “How did I contribute to this?”

Say you’re sifting sand at your worksite in a beautiful country, having the time of your life with your new best friends, when you have this thought come to mind, “How does this help?” This impact letter is to help you and all Humanitarian XP Builders truly see what we like to call the “Big Picture!” 

In the summer of 2019, with all of our Builders, Parent Builders, and Trip Leaders, we had 7,800 working hands all across the world who served a contribution of 280,872 hours on the worksites! 

Think of the variety of infrastructures that you helped build to provide education, shelter, and safety for families and communities—64 to be exact. Not only do these projects bless the students and families that use them, but they are also beneficial to the people you work with. While building in each country, we hire local coordinators, project managers, architects, and foremen. These individuals were key to helping Humanitarian XP understand local culture and better connect with the people we served. As we worked with the locals to build different infrastructures, this provided 10,000+ jobs throughout our 36 global locations. Just take a second and think of the families and other beneficiaries of this—the impact just keeps spreading. 

Are you starting to see our “Big Picture”? 

We went straight to the source and asked a few of our beloved local friends to share the impact they’ve witnessed from Humanitarian XP efforts in 2019.

“The results have been very positive! About 90 more students have access to primary and secondary education. The classrooms that we built are also used as a community meeting area, for workshops, and for training. Once the perimeter of the school was fenced, it became a safe area for children and young people and a gathering place to carry out different community activities. One of the greatest sources of income in this community is crafts and the “new school” (which is what they call the entire buildings we constructed) is also a community center where they can gather to do so. The before and after is a huge difference, and now the school is the center of our community.” 

“Every one of the members of the five groups that came to serve worked very hard and left a legacy of love and service to our indigenous brothers in need. This project in particular has been very special and emotional; on the opening day when the school was finished and handed over to teachers, students, parents and community leaders, the spirit was very strong and everyone had tears of joy and gratitude in their eyes!” 

As you can see, this “Big Picture” is all about changing lives through responsible service.

Some Quick Facts:

  • 3,387 Builders
  • 317 Parent Builders
  • 197 Trip Leaders
  • 36 locations 
  • 52 classrooms
  • 8 restrooms
  • 1 children’s home
  • 4 community centers 
  • 2,000+ students who will use these projects
  • ~10,000+ jobs produced income 
  • 7,560 bricks 
  • 10 homes
  • 3 health clinics
  • 64 infrastructures built over a course of three months  
  • 280,872 hours contributed at the worksite 
  • 9 Youth Refugee Coalition trips
  • 9,609 volunteer hours working with refugees
  • Led 80+ classes/activities with refugee children (sports, English, crocheting, crafts, conversation club