Training into Work Programme

To date we have trained 410 new builders from disadvantaged rural and urban communities. This will give them the skills they need to earn a living and provide for their families.

Skills Training

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Men and women from the local community learn basic construction skills whilst building essential infrastructure for their community. They take a nationally recognised trades exam in bricklaying.

Qualification and Tool Kits

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Graduation ceremonies are held. The graduates get their qualification certificate and tool kit to help them secure paid employment in construction.

Follow-up Support

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Our support continues with post-training activities and workshops that will increase graduates skills and ability to secure work. Some graduates will go on to build houses and latrines on Build It projects.

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Community Building Programme

The trainees will build new schools and clinics in their community, helping people to lead longer, healthier, more productive lives.

Mwala Community School

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In 2014, thanks to your support, we built a latrine block for the Mwala community and provided access to clean water. Our work at Mwala continues this year. We will build three new classrooms for over 500 children.

Mutaba Health Clinic

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A new health clinic for a community located close to a major road junction outside Kapiri. Once completed, the clinic will receive support from the Ministry of Health including trained staff, medical supplies and equipment.

Katuba Community School

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We will help to transform the Katuba community by building a 1×2 hexagonal classroom block, a latrine block, teachers’ accommodation and a new water pump. This will enable the school to receive support from the Ministry of Education including trained teachers, learning materials and equipment.

Hope Community School

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We are working with partner organisation Hope Worldwide Zambia to build a new classroom block, sewing workshop and computer lab for this Community school in Lusaka.

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Centre for Excellence

In 2016 Build It International will begin construction of a Centre for Excellence, a hub on the outskirts of Lusaka, for promoting a training based approach and affordable sustainable construction for the wider community.

Showcase sustainable design

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A variety of buildings will showcase a range of quality low-cost sustainable designs, materials and innovations. The structures will be built by trainees from the local community as part of our Training into Work programme.

Training into Work area

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A dedicated area to provide practical training and classroom learning. The facility will be used to deliver our programme of support to Build It Graduates. The space can be used by other training organisations.

Resource Centre

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A space for Build It graduates, other professionals and decision makers to access technical resources about sustainable construction.

Using natural resources

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The Centre for Excellence will demonstrate a range of sustainable technologies. These include earth building, rainwater collection, natural ventilation, composting latrines, permaculture landscaping and solar power.

The Center for Excellence is being designed with generous technical support from Gensler and BuroHappold.

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Our Project Map

We work in Zambia, which is in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can explore our current and past projects on our Google map. Just click on the image below:

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Explore our projects on Google maps.

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Our Past Projects

So far we have completed 30 community projects.

Please click on the project name to learn more: