HABITAS RISE is our philanthropic effort to create community, set up cultural infrastructure, help rebuild, and inspire areas that need it most around the world. It is a call for the entire hospitality industry to think past the concept of giving back and think more about working with, inspiring, and connecting with those whom they interact with.
Projects submitted by our friends are supported by each one of us. Together we have the ability to disrupt old models and create direct impact.
Rise’s first project “Uhuru Village” involves building a gathering space to inspire, connect and uplift a deeply impacted community in one of the largest refugee camps in Uganda. Uhuru Village is designed to showcase an alternative method and to provide a replicable model for dealing with this global humanitarian crisis. We’ll be arranging excursions to our projects around the world, utilizing our communities’ skill sets to create direct impact and make connections for life.
Uganda has been heavily impacted by massive human relocation. The Nakivale camp alone has 167,000 residents and is 49 years old. This is no longer a temporary solution. We have begun collaborating with community leaders affected by this crisis to create a community center where events and gatherings will take place. By providing Nakivale residents with support and tools, we empower them to be self sufficient – not aide reliant. In the next few months, residents of Uhuru Village will begin building spaces that foster privacy, community, dignity and expression.