UK construction and civil engineering firm VolkerFitzpatrick have partnered with Raleigh International since 2015. In the past couple of years VolkerFitzpatrick have focused their impact partnership with Raleigh International on increasing access to education in the Alto Chirripó Indigenous Territory of Costa Rica. They sent funds and employees to support the construction of two schools in the communities of Juito and Tsirbakla, enabling extremely marginalised communities who have been left behind by the rest of the country the chance to have a better education. At the same time this has provided hugely meaningful volunteering experiences and personal development exercises for ten VolkerFitzpatrick employees, who have also been able to apply their engineering knowledge to a construction project.
Partnership Objectives and Benefits
- Provide leadership development opportunities for VolkerFitzpatrick employees
- Give added momentum to VolkerFitzpatrick’s social value and sustainability agenda
- Differentiate and strengthen VolkerFitzpatrick’s reputation, particularly in respect of employee attraction and retention
- Attract and retain the best entrant talent in engineering, surveying and construction management
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