Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) has in partnership with Safal Building Sytems (SBS) will be using latest building technology for the construction of a workshop training.
The workshop unit will be made from MRM’s Superior Safbuild Technology, an integrated pre-engineered Steel Building Solutions that cuts the overall site construction time by up to 50%. It is expected to be completed in February 2022.
MRM and SBS commissioned the building of a workshop training unit in Langáta Women’s Prison and it is estimated to cost over $71,000. It will support the prison’s newly established Entrepreneurship and Vocational Training that is set to equip the inmates with skills that they can rely on once released. The main training offered is in baking and tailoring.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, Mr. Samwel Muhingo, Business Head, Safal Business Systems expreseed the firm’s pride in involving themselves in a such a noble cause.
“This is a very noble cause, that not only seeks to support and train the women but gives them a head start so that even when they are reformed and released, they can be able to start a life of their own,” he said, “The construction of this workshop will be completed in the next 15 weeks and will then adequately cater for the rising training needs in the prison allowing for more women to take up the trainings offered”
The units will be constructed from the Safal Pre-Engineered Steel Building Structures and equipped ready to use. The workshop will have among many others; stainless steel storage cabinets, tailoring machines to make hygiene products, reusable sanitary pads and facemasks, baking ovens and cake mixers, kitchen and tailoring fittings, water tanks, extractor hood in the kitchen and other key accessories.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, CBC Commissioner General of Prisons, Wycliffe O. Ogallo thanked the Chandaria Foundation, MRM and other stakeholders for its contribution towards the prison’s project adding that it had come at a time when the prison was experiencing a demand that it could not meet at the time.
“Lang’ata Women’s Prison houses the largest number of women prisoners in Kenya and that means our population keeps growing by the day. It is always our hope that women who reform and leave the prison go out there and become better versions of themselves. We continuously work our best to ensure this happens by supporting the women by way of offering trainings and initiatives that build on their skills,” said Commissioner Ogallo.
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