We currently work in Zambia, which is in Sub-Saharan Africa. Zambia is one of the least-developed countries in the world, ranked 163 out of 186 on the UN’s 2013 Human Development Index.
Our Current Projects
In April we will begin our 2014 programme undertaking 4 building projects that will transform the lives of 31,000 people.
Lupuka Community School
Work will continue in April. 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 are being used as temporary classrooms because school attendance has grown.
George Secondary School Phase III
In 2011, Build It International started work with UK charity PEAS to build a new secondary school in Twapia, Ndola on the Copperbelt in Zambia. The school has continuously been upgraded and further work is planned for 2014.
Chibolya Community School Phase II
We are returning to Chibolya to build a new 1X3 hexagonal classroom block. 15 new trainees will be recruited with 5 graduates receiving ‘refresher’ training. We first worked in Chibolya in 2011, completing a new two-classroom primary school building as well as a nursery building.