Zanzibar. Fumba Town – a real estate project in Zanzibar has received the first batch of female engineering and architecture graduates to support them with practical skills at its sites.
The graduates from the University of Dar es Salaam and one from Ardhi University will have an opportunity to learn from the ongoing development and construction activities. Fumba Town which is being managed by an independent housing developer CPS, offers the practical learning opportunities to female graduates under is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative. This program was initiated by Mary Kimonge CPS surveyor through Leapers talent support program of CPS.
“The purpose of this programme is to provide a platform to nurture and empower female graduates to achieve higher female representation in the engineering industry,” said CPS chief operations officer Ms Katrin Dietzold.
“There are a lot of development and construction works in Fumba Town. Our interns will therefore get ample opportunity to receive high-level and practical skills in their chosen career fields,” she said, adding that over 1,000 residential homes were already sold.
Fumba Town is one of East Africa’s eco-city that offers modern residential and holiday homes for any budget and style. The seaside development is master-planned across 150 acres.
The coordinator and initiator of the STEM support programme at CPS, Ms Mary Kimonge, said: “The Fumba Town project has also been a big boon to the country’s economic development, pumping over $60m into the economy and offering building and service contracts to local companies, which in turn offer jobs to hundreds of local residents living around the project.”