Sun Prairie students take part in open house for Habitat for Humanity home project

Home is part of larger neighborhood Habitat for Humanity of Dane Co. says is its biggest project in Wisconsin

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — High school students in Sun Prairie showed off their new Habitat for Humanity build with an open house on Friday.

The home on Kamperschroer Way on the city’s east side was built entirely by students and teachers. It was made possible through a partnership between the Sun Prairie Area School District and Habitat for Humanity of Dane County to give the students some significant hands-on building experience.

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“It’s been somewhat of a challenge at some points, but standing here now and looking at this house and the students that worked through it, it has been, every year it’s pretty satisfying to see what they learn and just smiles on their face,” teacher Douglas Johnson said.

The house is one of several under construction as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Town Hall Crossing neighborhood. When completed, the neighborhood will include 118 single-family homes as well as parks and green space.

Habitat for Humanity has called the development its largest-ever project in Wisconsin. A groundbreaking ceremony on the development happened last August, and work on the first home was finished last month.

The soon-to-be homeowners, Padonou and Yessoufou, came to the United States from Benin in western Africa in 2017. One attended the nursing program at Madison College, and now both work as caregivers.

The couple has two young sons.

The family is set to close on the house in July.