We are committed to addressing social mobility and recognise the pivotal role a quality education plays in success.
By removing barriers to education UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): 4, raising aspirations and improving access to further training and employment, we are supporting children and young people to reach their full potential while encouraging them to consider positions in our industry.
As part of our #TT5000futures campaign, we have adopted a rural school in Sentul City, 1.5 hours from Jakarta, Indonesia. This remote village is difficult to access and most families in the village live in, or are on the brink of poverty. Thanks to our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we have been able to help 100 children in the village through donating money for basic school supplies as well as raising aspirations through tailored workshops and construction career talks.
Brian Shuptrine, Managing Director, South East Asia, said:
We helped to renovate the school ourselves and organised workshops on careers in construction, hearing about the student’s dreams and aspirations.
“It is great to play a role in helping to change the lives of children and local communities. This was honestly one of the proudest moments of my career.”
We will be expanding our partnership with Habitat for Humanity across North East Asia in the year ahead and will be returning to Indonesia in 2020.
Habitat for Humanity is just one of over 70 organisations Turner & Townsend has partnered with this year. By collaborating with our local partners, we develop tailored solutions to the unique challenges faced by children and young people living in our global communities.
In America, 50 percent of participants in our year up programme have gone on to secure permanent positions in our company, while in the UK, we raised £150,000 for Action for Children to provide grants to families. Further afield, our Melbourne office participated in the Bike Building day for Variety, we launched an internship programme in Europe, and developed our schools programme.
This case study is part of our Annual review 2018-2019.