THE Proman family of companies joined Habitat for Humanity to celebrate World Habitat Day on October 6. The commemoration of the day was established by the United Nations to recognise every human's basic right to adequate shelter and housing, as well as to encourage efforts to ensure the sustainable transformation of towns and cities.
In a media release, Claus Cronberger, managing director at Proman in Trinidad said, “The Proman family of companies is delighted to recognise our partnership with Habitat for Humanity as we celebrate World Habitat Day.
“This year’s celebration comes at a time when we are all contending with the varied consequences of the covid19 global pandemic. Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity has given our team the opportunity to engage directly in sustainable community volunteer initiatives prior to the onset of the pandemic. Going forward we must find new and innovative ways to continue this meaningful work to support our communities and our people, as we adjust to the new normal.”
Proman has been collaborating with Habitat for Humanity in TT on local community projects since 2012, and in 2019 launched a global partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. In the initial two years, the partnership is intended to improve the homes and lives of over 1,300 families and individuals – in TT, Europe and the United States.
To date in Trinidad, Proman and Habitat has a series of interactive training activities and critical repair work and assessments for several families throughout communities in the country.
Following the lifting of mandatory covid19 restrictions, the Habitat project team along with support from contractors, completed critical repair and renovations work for ten families. An additional three home renovation projects are underway, with 19 more scheduled to start before the end of the year. Micro-projects which include the repair of retaining walls are currently in progress. Additionally, 20 project assessments have been completed, helping to reach the deliverable target of 75 before the end of 2020.