We transform communities in Africa


by training local people to build schools and clinics.

Transforming Communities


Since 2006 we have:

Trained 329 young local men and women


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

Completed 30 Community Projects


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

Built brighter futures for 177,500


The new facilities become the heart of the community, lifting whole communities and helping everyone to thrive.


“What Build It does has an impact far beyond the new building. It’s like a ripple effect. Marvellous!”

Malcolm Burne, Build It Supporter.

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Partner with us

We are always looking for new partners to help us deliver our projects.

Individual Donations

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

Corporate Partners

Our partnerships invest in whole communities and engage staff.

Charitable Trusts

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


“The BGL Group chose to partner with Build It International as its practical, sustainable approach fits perfectly with our strategy to invest in specific, tangible projects that deliver lifetime results.”

Caroline Raines, Senior Manager, Group Communications, BGL Group Ltd

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Help Build Brighter Futures

We need your help to transform more communities in Zambia.

Three classroom school


£100,000 could pay for a new fit for purpose three classroom block with an office and strong room.

Construction skills training for 20 trainees


£10,000 could pay for skills training for all the trainees on a project.

Pay for a child to go to school


£150 could pay for a child to go to school.

Andrew Sentance

“As a trustee, I know that Build It is a professionally run charity that is focused on making a tangible impact. They make a big difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.”

Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Adviser to PwC, former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee and Build It Trustee and supporter

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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

E-mail Us

UK: +44 (0)1743 246317

Zambia: +260 976989615