Rupee for Change


 Actor John Abraham awarding Billabong High International School Thane for being the No. 1 school donor in Rupee for Change Campaign 2014-15

Actor John Abraham awarding Billabong High International School Thane for being the No. 1 school donor in Rupee for Change Campaign 2014-15

About the Campaign

Rupee for Change is a Habitat India campaign that engages schools in advocacy, volunteer and fundraising activities to support Habitat’s efforts to re-build the nation. Close to 200 schools nation-wide have participated in ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign activities including mock house builds, marathons, 2-D art contests and read-a-thons. Approximately 25,000 students have taken part in ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign activities in an effort to raise funds for Habitat India’s work across the country. We are supported by leading chain of schools like Podar International, Billabong High International, Universal Education, The Millennium Schools, Pearsons, Shemford and many other schools across 20 cities.

“When you live in India, especially Mumbai, you can’t ignore the fact that most people don’t have basic living conditions. Where we come from we have all the luxuries that we don’t really need and if there’s anything we can do to help people, we should. You didn’t pick the family you were born in, so if you’re privileged you should try to help others who aren’t. As youth, this is going to be our problem, our inheritance.”

– Tarini Date, Student, American School of Bombay (Habitat Volunteer)


Campaign Activities

We believe these activities instill values of social contribution, compassion and generosity in school children. Your school can support Habitat India’s endeavor to rebuild the nation by participating in our ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign.

2-D Art Contests
Habitat India organized 2-D art contests and poster making competitions around the theme of ‘a home’ in several schools to raise funds for Habitat India’s mission. See samples of art work created by students in 2013

Poster Contest

The program comprises of a simple poster competition in which participating children will make poster on anyone of the 3 themes viz. “What a home means to me?” or “‘Importance of Sanitation” or “Cleanliness & Hygiene.” . The poster competition will have a mandatory participation fee of INR 100 per student. You can contribute further by adding INR 265/- or more by asking your friends, fellow residents and family members to contribute. All proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity India’s work across the country.

Several schools including Rajhans Vidyalaya and DYPIS organized marathons to raise funds for Habitat India’s Uttarakhand food relief efforts.

Read-a-thon is a fantastic way to reinforce good reading habits and at the same time contribute towards a good cause. Students can support Habitat’s effort to rebuild India by participating in a Read-a-thon where they choose what they want to read, set themselves a challenging goal and ask their parents and friends to support their efforts to meet this goal by sponsoring them. Pathways Noida successfully raised funds for Habitat India by conducting a read-a-thon involving their students.

Mock Houses
Students can fundraise for Habitat by organizing ‘mock houses’ . Through this activity participants build a mock Habitat house brick-by-brick through making donations towards building material. These donations then go towards building Habitat homes across the country. Students from the American School of Bombay raised funds for Habitat through such mock house builds.


Our Supporters



Habitat is a registered charitable trust registered under the provisions of the Public Trust Act Registration #700 dated 19/1/2005 in the office of the Sub Registrar of Assurance, Mehrauli Tehsil, New Delhi.


Registered Office
Habitat for Humanity India,
House No. 38, Ist Floor,
Hanuman Road,
Near Connaught Place Police station,
New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 011-23743493/94/95

National Office

Habitat for Humanity India
102/103, 1st Floor, Dhantak Plaza,
Makwana Road, Marol, Andheri (East),
Mumbai – 400 059.
Tel : 91-22-2920 9851/52
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