Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi says that it very important to build permanent houses and toilets across the country for underprivileged families.
Addressing students at the Podar International School here on Saturday, Vivek mentioned that he is an ambassador for voluntary organisation Habitat for Humanity, whose goal is “to build homes for people and families that don’t have pucca (permanent) houses.”
“What happens to those children who don’t have a house to live in, where do they live in? Some live on the streets, some live in huts. Some children live in orphanages,” the “Krrish 3” actor said.
The school managed to collect Rs.3.71 lakh for the NGO for another important mission — building toilets.
“Sometimes when it rains, people are scared that the house will fall down. Sometimes when it’s too windy, people are scared that the house may collapse or that it may catch fire because it is not a pucca home. So these people don’t have pucca homes and we’re helping to build them,” Vivek said.
The actor who has also acted in “Grand Masti” said that along with Habitat For Humanity, his own foundation is planning to build bathrooms for communities and schools.
“More than half the people in India don’t have a bathroom. Is that a good thing? So what we are going to do is that we all will join together along with Habitat For Humanity and my foundation, which is called One foundation, and we’re going to build bathrooms for communities and for schools,” he said.
“We’re going to start with 1 lakh bathrooms.”