About us

About Us

We believe in an Africa in which everyone has the opportunity to work and thrive.

To help bring this about, we create opportunities for young people and their communities through skills training, work experience and community building projects. To date we have:

Trained 480 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 37 Community Projects


We build schools and clinics to improve access to education and healthcare, helping communities to lead longer, healthier, more productive lives.

Built brighter futures for 240,000


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

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Organisational Strategy, 2017-2021

We are scaling up our response to transform the lives of at least 200,000 people and lead the way in providing and improving building skills training in Zambia and beyond.


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at least 2,000 men and women through our training into work programme.



20+ community-led building projects.



our experience to improve training skills beyond our programme.



our reach to at least one other country beyond Zambia.


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the uptake of appropriate sustainable building design and materials.

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Impact Study 2017

Each year we fund an independent impact study that looks back at our previous work. Take a look at a 2 page summary of our 2017 impact study here!

Download the summary as a pdf

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Meet our Team

Our dedicated and professional staff and experienced and qualified board members work tirelessly to deliver our life changing projects that are making a long-lasting difference.

UK Staff


UK Staff


UK Trustees



Zambia Staff


Zambia Staff


Zambia Trustees

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Our Annual Review

If you would like to know more about our work please take a look at our 2016/17 Annual Review.

2016/17 was an important year for Build It and full of highlights.

We commenced building work at our new Centre For Excellence, introduced life skills training and set our ambitious strategic objectives for 2017-2021!

Read our 2016/17 Annual Review

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We receive no government funding. Instead, we achieve our goals through the support and partnership of companies, individuals and other organisations who share our vision and values.

Download our full audited accounts

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