We Build Brighter Futures


Build It transforms communities in Africa by training local people to build schools and clinics.

A picture of life in Zambia

We work in Zambia, Africa – one of the world’s poorest countries. Over two thirds of people live on less than £1 per day.

Poverty & Unemployment


There is a lack of stable jobs and over 43% of adults are unemployed.

Lack of Schools


new classrooms are needed. Desperate communities set up their own makeshift schools without trained teachers.

Vulnerable Communities


of the rural population have no access to safe water. Remote areas are the most vulnerable and these communities lack access to essential education, healthcare, sanitation and safe water.

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Transforming Communities

By working directly with local people, we help them to transform their communities.

Skills Training

We train young men and women in construction to give them the skills they need to earn a living and provide for their families.

Essential Facilities

By building schools and clinics we improve access to education and healthcare, helping communities to lead longer, healthier, more productive lives.

Community Benefit

These new facilities become the heart of the community, helping everyone to thrive.

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We do more than just build

Our holistic investment in the whole community has a long lasting impact allowing people to build a brighter future.

New Skills and Better Education

Our new schools increase the number of children in education, and encourage them to stay at school for longer. Importantly, more girls complete their primary education too, meaning better futures for generations to come.

Healthier Communities

Better education means that people are better informed and able to make better life choices. We provide proper sanitation facilities at our projects, including a separate block for girls. We also provide a clean water source, which is used by the whole community.

Community Assets

A new building quickly becomes a hub for local activities including mobile health clinics, farmers’ groups and libraries. It can also be used out of school hours for literacy classes, health workshops and other group activities.

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What we’ve done…

Since 2006 we have invested in 30 community projects.

30 Community Projects


Including schools, a health centre, teachers’ housing, sanitation facilities and dormitories.

Trained 329 young men and women


Who are able to provide for themselves and their families.

Built brighter futures for 177,500


Our 30 projects have lifted whole communities and built brighter futures for 177,500 people.

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Partner with us

We work with a wide range of partners to enable us to deliver our projects and provide opportunities to disadvantaged communities.

Major Gifts

Make a major difference to our efforts to build brighter futures.

Corporate Partners

Our partnerships invest in whole communities and engage staff.

Charitable Organisations

Trusts & Foundations provide encouragement and generous support for our work.

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Like what we do? We’d love to talk…

“Build It is an ambitious, fast growing charity making a huge impact in Zambia. With your help we can make an even bigger, lasting difference to the lives of thousands in Zambia.”

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Andrew Jowett, CEO

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