Build Health International Is Named a Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant Recipient
The Global Impact Challenge will reskill more than 200,000 makers and trade professionals in 2023
BEVERLY, Massachusetts – March 9, 2023 – Stanley Black & Decker announced the recipients of its second Global Impact Challenge. Build Health International is honored to have been named as a Makers Grant Recipient for our efforts to build capacity and training programs with local workforces in Sierra Leone.
Initiated in 2021, the Global Impact Challenge grant program will award up to $25 million in grant funding over five years to nonprofits that are supporting trade workforce development initiatives in the construction and manufacturing sectors. With the first applications submitted in 2022, 182 entrants were evaluated based on number of people served, outcomes projected, sustainable impact, depth of programs, and diversity, among many other considerations. BHI was selected as one of 91 organizations that will help skill and reskill roughly 210,448 makers throughout 2023.
“Build Health International is incredibly grateful, and the products received are already going to good use,” said Sarah Sceery, Deputy Director of Partnerships and Administration at BHI.
Thanks to the support of Stanley Black & Decker, BHI’s local construction team –which is primarily made up of women – at the Maternal Center of Excellence (MCOE) in the Kono district of Sierra Leone will be equipped with the critical tools, resources, and other materials that will allow them to learn new trades on the construction site. Once trained, these team members will be able to train and equip the next generation of workforces, ensuring that valuable information and expertise stays in the community to contribute to future infrastructure projects.
“Stanley Black & Decker is immensely proud to support BHI as they work to skill and reskill the next generation of trade professionals,” said Stanley Black & Decker Corporate Responsibility Officer, Deb Geyer. “Currently in the U.S., there are an estimated 650,000 open construction jobs and 10 million unfilled manufacturing jobs globally. Our purpose is to support ‘Those Who Make the World,’ and being able to fund educational programs and non-profits that are revitalizing trade careers directly connects to our core mission. Thanks to this year’s Makers Grant Recipients, together we will be one step closer to closing the trade skills gap.”
To learn more about Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Impact Challenge, the 2022 recipients and how non-profits may submit for the upcoming application period, please visit EmpowerMakers.com.
About Build Health International
Build Health International (BHI) believes that every person has a right to quality healthcare. In 2010, following the Haitian Earthquake, BHI built the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM), Haiti’s flagship teaching hospital. Since then, BHI has designed, built, and equipped over 200 dignified healthcare spaces in over 50 countries, enabling local clinicians to work at their full potential. Working closely with ministries of health, partner organizations, and local workforces, BHI promotes sustainable design, and equips communities, and enables access to dignified and affordable healthcare in low-resource settings.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Headquartered in the USA, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is the world’s largest tool company operating nearly 50 manufacturing facilities across America and more than 100 worldwide. Guided by its purpose – for those who make the world – the company’s more than 60,000 diverse and high-performing employees produce innovative, award-winning power tools, hand tools, storage, digital tool solutions, lifestyle products, outdoor products, engineered fasteners and other industrial equipment to support the world’s makers, creators, tradespeople and builders. The company’s iconic brands include DEWALT®, BLACK+DECKER®, CRAFTSMAN®, STANLEY®, CUB CADET®, HUSTLER® and TROY-BILT®. Recognized for its leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG), Stanley Black & Decker strives to be a force for good in support of its communities, employees, customers and other stakeholders. To learn more visit: www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.