PANDAY BUHAY |

Enabling unqualified and lowly qualified, marginalized construction laborers to attain certified vocational qualification for improved employment and income, promoting workers’ associations to reduce exploitation of laborers

PANDAY BUHAY |

Enabling unqualified and lowly qualified, marginalized construction laborers to attain certified vocational qualification for improved employment and income, promoting workers’ associations to reduce exploitation of laborers

Spearheaded by Habitat for Humanity Philippines, through the funding of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this project aims to help improve the livelihoods, economic resilience, and quality of life of construction workers through construction training and securing multiple national-level certifications. The project will be implemented in nine cities located in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Negros Occidental. Through partnerships with various organizations and institutions, it seeks to elevate the construction industry’s working standards by supporting construction workers and protecting their rights.


This project targets to recruit 300 construction workers without or with only one national certification level 2 (NC2).

We aim to provide low-skilled construction workers with FREE construction technical and vocational training that can help them:

Project Goals

Aside from helping upskill construction workers and improve their quality of life, the Panday Buhay project also aims to raise awareness on the Occupational Safety and Health Standards and help reinforce its pivotal role in promoting a safe, healthy, conducive working environment for Filipino workers.

Learn more about OSH in the Philippines here.