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Empowering the Future: GROHE’s GIVE Program Launches in Cameroon, the 4th school in Sub-Saharan Africa!

The GROHE brand, part of LIXIL, a global leader in complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has announced the launch of the GROHE Installer Vocational Training and Education (GIVE) Program in collaboration with the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Ebolowa, Cameroon.

Installers and plumbers play a vital role in helping make homes and infrastructure more sustainable and future oriented. However, the sanitary industry has been struggling to attract young talent to the sector. GROHE is working to develop an agenda for the future that positions them at the cutting edge of environmental and sustainability issues; including areas such as water conservation, and developing more sustainable sanitary infrastructure.

GROHE developed the GIVE Program to address the shortage of skilled professionals in the sanitation sector and offer young people a strong foundation for a successful start to their careers. Currently, the GIVE Program collaborates with over 70 schools in the EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) region to offer a state-of-the-art framework for training. More than 3,000 students aged between 16 and 25 in Benin, Ghana, Morocco, Pakistan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and European markets benefit from the GIVE Program.

The GIVE Program training sessions are led by experienced technical trainers. Students get to practice in a live working environment, and at the end of the training, they receive an internationally recognised certificate.

Timo Kurz Leader of GIVE Program & WorldSkills, LIXIL EMENA, said: “As a leader in the sanitary industry, our main objective is to help young students develop the skills required to excel in plumbing-related professions. Through the GIVE Program, students can share in our knowledge and expertise gained over 80 years which helps to change and improve people’s lives. We believe the GIVE Program will be highly beneficial for young people, paving the way for a rewarding career, and contributing to the national economy.”

On completion of the GIVE Program, students will receive a recognized international certificate and assistance with job placements or work experience. The GIVE Program allows thousands of students across EMENA to build a solid foundation for their careers.

The GROHE brand, by choosing to open its first GIVE Program in Cameroon positions itself as an alternative option for young people outside the classic education system who strive for a promising career and a bright future. This initiative also aligns with the first pillar of LIXIL’s sustainability strategy – Global Sanitation & Hygiene – which aims to improve the livelihood of 100 million people through sanitation and hygiene initiatives by 2025.







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