Author: Adam

Apr 19,2017

Build It trainees enter World Skills Competition

The World Skills Competition took place in Zambia from 22 – 24 March 2017. The competition is designed to encourage and inspire young people to take up skills training. The skills competition was part of a UNESCO project, with the aim of selecting the best candidate to represent Zambia at an international competition held later […]

Mar 02,2017

My Build It International experience

Matt Duckett reflects on his nine month sabbatical working in Zambia with Build It International and Gensler, part-supported by the Happold Foundation. Through the BuroHappold Share Our Skills (SOS) programme and Happold Foundation sponsorship, a team of engineers from BuroHappold has been working with Build It International and architects Gensler on the design of a […]

Mar 01,2017

Introducing Katole Community School

Build It will work alongside members of the Katole Community to train 20 new builders and construct a new 2 classroom block, teacher’s house and latrine block, safe water and solar lighting. Katole is a poor, isolated rural community, 38km from Lusaka. It is made up of 800 households who struggle to make a living […]

Feb 27,2017

100% pass rate for Build It Trainees in 2016

All 70 of our most recent trainees have passed their TEVETA bricklaying exams – congratulations to them! The 23 women and 47 men sat their TEVETA bricklaying exam in November 2016 after receiving high quality building skills training from our experienced trainers and practical, real-world work experience whilst constructing new schools for their communities. The […]

Feb 16,2017

Linda Trainee Profile: Timeyo

Timeyo was one of the first people to register interest as a Trainee at the Linda project. Timeyo has a hearing impairment and has found it difficult to find work. His mother came along to the trainee recruitment interview and told Build It: “Timeyo stopped school in grade 4 because there were no school able […]

Feb 01,2017

Construction at Chitukuko now complete

We are delighted to announce that construction work at this project is now complete. After forty-four weeks of construction the three classroom block, teacher’s house, latrine block and water pump will be handed over to the community on the 14th of February. The construction was contracted to two Build It graduates, Emmanual from Kabaka in […]

Jan 11,2017

Construction and training underway at Linda Community School

Twenty trainees have laid the foundations of a new science laboratory which is generously funded by BGL group. Linda Community School is in need of a science block, so that students can take part in practical science lessons. Without practical science lessons the school cannot register as a Grade 9 exam centre, making it very […]

Oct 24,2016

Life Skills Training

Build It International has introduced a new ‘Life Skills’ module to its Training into Work programme. A total of 59 trainees from three projects took part in the life skills course earlier this month. The new course is designed to help trainees to develop self-confidence, better decision making and communication skills. These new skills will […]

Sep 30,2016

Trainees begin bricklaying at at Chitukuko

Working hard since July, the trainees have begun to lay the walls of the new school. Build It International is building a new school and providing building skills training to twenty people from the local area who will build the new school, teacher’s house and sanitation block. It is our hope that the new primary […]