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.
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.
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.
the uptake of appropriate sustainable building design and materials.
Impact Study 2016
Each year we fund an independent impact study that looks back at our previous work.
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.
Our Annual Review
If you would like to know more about our work please take a look at our 2015/16 Annual Review.
2015/16 was a milestone year for Build It and was full of highlights.
We completed our 34th project since Build It began and we had promising results from our latest survey of trainees and graduates, finding that their incomes have trebled!