Empowering women in the built environment with BuildHer
As a women-led team, we understand the impact of females in the workplace. To empower disadvantaged women in Kenya, we have partnered the NGO
BuildHer to sponsor female cohorts to undergo intensive training within the built environment. In addition to artisanal skills, these women also obtain financial and life skills, making a measurable, lasting impact not only on their lives but also the communities in which they live.
BuildHer research has shown that cohorts increase their income by 530% on average after only four months of training and that more than 4000 people directly and indirectly benefit from the programme.
Through our family of partnerships, we are ensuring the placement of these cohorts at our developments for on-site experience and to earn an income. In
its maiden year, our initiative resulted in almost a quarter of the staff at our latest development in Kenya being female, occupying positions across the project
spectrum, from labour to professional and management services.