“Courage and collaboration are the Build It values coming to the fore…
Now more than ever, we remain committed to building brighter futures in Zambia.”
Andrew Jowett OBE
2 February 2022:
Like so many countries around the world, Zambia has felt the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Daily new infections reached a peak at the start of January 2022. Thankfully these have decreased steadily since. Although this fourth wave has seen the highest level of infections so far during the pandemic, the number of deaths remains far lower than during the country’s third wave in summer 2021.
A number of measures and restrictions remain in place across the country, including mandatory mask wearing in public places and social distancing.
We continue to take a cautious approach to dealing with COVID-19, following a range of well-established COVID-19 safety protocols.
We are delighted to start our 2022 training programme at the Centre for Excellence, with our first group of Brick and Blocklaying trainees beginning this week.
Construction work on the student toilet block continues at the Centre, and on the new maternity and infant health unit at Libuyu Health Clinic in Livingstone. The main structure is up and work is well underway on the plumbing and electrics.
We continue raising funds for our next community build project at Zambezi Sawmills Community School. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, we hope to resume our community training on this project, recruiting 23 young people from the local community to give them new skills to find work.
Thank you for your continued support
Latest news and developments around the COVID-19 pandemic:
The COVID-19 pandemic is very much still with us. We confirm our organisational priorities to:
1. Keep our staff and trainees as safe as possible
2. Ensure Build It emerges from the pandemic in sound financial health, and with all key operation capabilities intact
3. Contribute to the wider effort in Zambia to combat COVID-19
Together we are #BuildingBrighterFutures in Zambia