Sister construction firms Buildbase and Hirebase wanted a worthwhile CSR initiative to support whilst also offering younger employees a personal development opportunity. Financial support for a school sanitation project in Tanzania was generously provided by Buildbase – the construction theme related to their core business and offered a logical strategic message.
Seven Buildbase employees (17-24 yrs. old) then participated in a Raleigh Expedition programme for seven weeks as Volunteers, which included them volunteering on the same project that Buildbase were funding.
Partnership Objectives and Benefits
Increased access to safe sanitation facilities and improve sanitation & hygiene practices for the Nyamwezi community in Tanzania
Provide leadership development for up-and-coming employees
Help attract a younger workforce
Help retain Hirebase/Buildbase best employees and attract from competitors
Help to modernise the image of the business, as well as be a positive differentiator
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