Last week, the brand new rural facility at Nchute held its first clinic. It has taken a while but the wait has definitely been worth it!
In Zambia, the unemployment rate is 50% yet there is a serious skills shortage in the labour market, especially in the construction sector.
This is why Build It International trains at least 60 men and women, each year, from the local community in basic building skills. We select people who need a practical skill and who can demonstrate their commitment to working and learning.
Trainees learn practical and theoretical skills, such as marking out a work site, laying foundations, health and safety, laying blocks and plastering. Initial training lasts about 6-9 months, with trainees undertaking tests to gain a nationally recognised certificate.
Our unique approach works. Our trainees have over a 95% pass rate in trades tests and 97% have found further building work.
After their initial training we remain on hand to help turn their newfound practical skills into paid work. Our continuing support to trainees includes:
You can find out more about our trainees and their individual stories on our Case Studies page.