CBRE has partnered with global children's charity, Plan International since 2014, delivering life-changing projects for girls and boys in Sierra Leone and Kenya.

We have raised over €1.6 million which has directly supported
two critical Plan International projects.

CBRE and Plan International have transformed the lives of young people across Embakasi, in Nairobi, Kenya through the Safer Cities for Girls project. As a result of the project:

  • 5,091 young people have been reached through gender equality training including addressing gender-based violence, street harassment and harmful stereotypes;
  • 10,134 community members including parents, teachers, public transport workers and government officials have been reached through training, campaigns and advocacy;
  • The streets of Embakasi have been improved with street signs, public transport and plans to develop waste management systems;
  • We have reached national audiences with the gender equality campaign and achieved legislative changes on child safety in Kenya.
Making Nairobi Safer for Girls (2017 - 2019)

CBRE’s project with Plan International is bringing the charity’s ground-breaking Safer Cities project to Nairobi, Kenya. Our aim is to help make the region of Embakasi a safer and more inclusive place for 4,000 marginalised girls and women. We are also aiming to positively impact another 490,000 members of the community.

The final results of Safer Cities are available in the report below. We have achieved incredible change in Embakasi, changing attitudes around gender stereotypes across the community and empowering girls, boys, parents and the public to continue to campaign for gender equality well beyond the life of the project.


Giving an Education to Girls in Sierra Leone (2014 - 2016)

Between 2014-2016, we helped to give an education to 21,060 of the poorest girls in Sierra Leone and improve the lives of a further 135,000 children. Since then we have continued to work with 485 of these girls to help them become qualified teachers.


We meet some of the girls from the project back in 2018

We then catch up with them in 2019 to hear how the project has changed their lives

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