Building brighter futures in Zambia
Build It International creates opportunities for young people and their communities in Zambia through skills training, work experience and essential community building projects.
Build It International appoints new Chief Executive
Build It International is delighted to announce the appointment of Tum Kazunga as its new Chief Executive Officer from 4 September 2023.
Tum will take over from Andrew Jowett, co-founder and CEO since 2007.
Tum is joining Build It after seven years with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, having held a number of positions during this period.
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Build It provides construction skills training to young, disadvantaged men and women. New skills means new opportunities for them to find work, earn a living and provide for their families.
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COMMUNITY PROJECTS INCLUDING SCHOOLS AND CLINICS
TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD BRIGHTER FUTURES IN ZAMBIA
MORE THAN JUST A JOB…
it means a new future
It meant that I had the chance to acquire new skills which I thought were beyond my reach. That I won’t struggle to provide for myself and my family. It means that I am now excited about the future and the opportunities it might bring.
Merab trained with Build It International at Shipungu school in 2014. She then went on to study Business Skills. Merab is now employed and has her own income.
“Now I have self confidence… I am working as a contractor and have built my own house. I can do it!”
MORE THAN JUST TOOLS…
these are MY tools
I paid for them with my wages as a bricklayer. They are a sign of putting my new skills into practise. Of money earned to provide for my family. Of houses and schools built and communities improved.
Alick qualified as a bricklayer at Build It’s Centre for Excellence just outside Lusaka. Alick worked on the construction of a block of flats, and engaged two of his Build It colleagues on the project!
“I had no source of income before I embarked on the programme but now I earn a stable income and am financially independent. Build It offered me the opportunity to pursue my dream. … The training programme transforms lives!”
MORE THAN JUST A GRADUATION CEREMONY…
it means new found confidence
It is recognition of the new skills I have learnt. Skills I can use to work, to earn money and to provide for my family. It means that I am valued; that I am no longer forgotten. That I am someone.
Miriam was living hand to mouth until she trained with Build It in 2012. Now she co-owns a construction company and no longer worries about paying her children’s school fees.
“I now have a bank account and am able to save to build my own house!”