Tatu City has collaborated with Buildher, a technical training program for construction artisans that trains women and actively promotes gender inclusivity in the sector.
Since 2018, Tatu City has provided free accredited vocational training to the community living around the development, with over 400 graduates in construction courses. More than 85% of the graduates have found work in the thriving construction industry at the mixed-use development.
The Buildher process entails developing a rigorous training approach in collaboration with industry partners, resulting in artisans who meet the exact profile of skills sought by employers.
Faith Mutheu, representing Renwoman, Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer, said during the signing ceremony, “Our partnership with Buildher will accelerate access to construction jobs for women at Tatu City, which is East Africa’s largest private real estate and construction project.”
“Our vision is to support women across Kenya to actively contribute to urban development to create safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable cities, and to promote urban development with women,” said Tatu Gatere, Co-founder and CEO of Buildher. This new partnership with Tatu City marks an exciting and pivotal point in our journey, allowing us to expand our impact and connect more skilled women artisans to construction opportunities.”
Buildher has trained 229 women from informal settlements and formalized 26 sector partnerships since its inception in 2019.