Building brighter futures
Build It is an international charity, registered in Zambia and the UK.
We are in the business of building. With our community of support we:
- Help unemployed young people to build themselves into skilled and empowered individual to earn a living and provide for their families.
- Build skills training and work experience programmes which is fit to meet the needs of a growing country – bricklayers, carpenters, painters, plasterers, tilers, store managers, Health & Safety officers and more. We support our graduates beyond their initial training, connecting them with employment and mentoring opportunities.
- Support these skilled workers to build better schools, clinics, homes, sanitation facilities and much more, in disadvantaged communities.
The opportunity to work and thrive
We work in Zambia, one of the poorest countries in Africa where 64% of the population lives below the poverty line and 80% have no regular income (World Bank 2017). As a result for many people life is a daily struggle for survival, with limited access to the basic services that many of us take for granted; education, health and basic sanitation.
But there is a real opportunity to make a difference in Zambia. Build It was established in Zambia in 2007. We understand the Zambian and construction sector contexts. We have established effective partnerships and networks. We have strong, experienced Boards in Zambia and in the UK.
Our Centre for Excellence is at the heart of our ambitious plans to expand our training programme, with strong links to local employers and working towards international standards. We are a learning organisation that seeks to constantly adapt and improve. Our carefully considered approach focuses on genuinely sustainable and measured impact on the lives of young people in Zambia.
Build It International is a UK registered charity. We achieve our goals through the support and partnership of trusts, institutional donors, companies, individuals and other organisations who share our vision and values.
These figures summarise our latest published information, taken from our full audited annual accounts: 2020 Accounts and Trustees’ Annual Report
Further information, including all our Accounts and Trustees’ Annual Reports, is available through our page on the Charity Commission for England and Wales. You can also search ‘Build It International’ or our registered charity number 1115989 through their register of charities.