We currently work in Zambia, which is in Sub-Saharan Africa. Zambia is one of the least-developed countries in the world, ranked 141 out of 186 on the UN’s 2014 Human Development Index.
Community Schools Programme
In April we began our 2014 community schools programme undertaking 5 building projects that will transform the lives of 20,500 people.
Lupuka Community School
The current school consists of two temporary classrooms constructed in 2010 from sticks and mud bricks – heavy rains have damaged the walls and roof.
Mwala Community School
The current school was established in 1992 as a response to pupils having to walk 7km to get to the nearest government school. The school has an existing 1×3 classroom block. 5 UNICEF tents were being used as temporary classrooms but 4 were damaged during the rainy season.
Shipungu House & Latrine
In 2012, Build It International built a rammed earth classroom block in Shipungu, Kapiri. In 2014 we are building a teachers’ house and a latrine, training 11 men and women from the community basic building skills.
Chibolya Community School Phase II
We are returning to Chibolya to build a new 1X2 hexagonal classroom block. 20 new trainees have been recruited. We first worked in Chibolya in 2011, completing a new two-classroom primary school building as well as a nursery building.
Donata House & Latrine
We are returning to Donata School for the Disabled to build a teachers’ house. The house will facilitate a Government paid teacher trained in special needs edcuation. Building started in September with 10 trainees.