Author: Elizabeth

Oct 29,2020

Star jump challenge!

29 October 2020. Our Young Professional Board is throwing down the gauntlet in November encouraging people to take up their fundraising challenge: The challenge: 500 star jumps in 5 days How to take part: Donate £5 to Build It and post a photo of yourself having completed the challenge on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – tag Build It and tag five […]

Oct 28,2020

Official opening of Lusumpuko Hall

We were delighted to be joined by Nicholas Woolley, British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia, on 28 October to officially open the Lusumpuko Hall at our Centre for Excellence. Translated from Lenje, ‘lusumpuko’ means ’empowerment’, and is one of our core values as we continue training young men and women with new skills […]

Oct 27,2020

Fresh hope for young men at Katombora

While many schools across Zambia were closed for several months by the Ministry of Education due to the pandemic, our training has continued at Katombora Reform School, which comes under the direction of Ministry of Home Affairs. The school in Livingstone is almost completely secluded from the outside world. Transport to and from the facility […]

Oct 06,2020

Work commences at Light of Hope School

We are delighted to announce that our work at Light of Hope School down in Livingstone has started. COVID-19 has delayed the build, but the ground has now been marked out and foundations are being dug for the new classrooms, latrines and teacher’s accommodation. The new facilities will make a huge difference to the education […]

Oct 02,2020

Hand washing stations completed at Moomba Schools

2 October 2020. As well as supporting schools we have worked with in the past, our Safe Hands Appeal is an opportunity to expand support to other schools in the local area. Situated just over 4km from our Centre for Excellence, Moomba Primary and Moomba Boarding Secondary Schools are large, Government run schools with a […]

Oct 01,2020

Suspended slab success

Our construction training centre, our ‘Centre for Excellence’, is at the heart of our vision of providing skills training to young people in Zambia. This year work at the Centre has focused on the construction of the Build It office. Covering 245m2, the new space will enable us to bring staff currently based off site, […]

Sep 25,2020

Supporter Reception 2020

It was fantastic that so many of you could join us for our first-ever virtual event on 25 June 2020. We enjoyed it so much we’re doing another one soon – watch out for details! Missed the first one? You can still catch it here:     Thank you again to Danni Menzies for kindly […]

Sep 25,2020

New hand washing stations for the children at Kamaila

25 September 2020. Schools are reopening in Zambia and thanks to your support, children can safely return to their classrooms. Through our Safe Hands appeal, the first group hand washing stations have been built at Kamaila Primary and Secondary schools. The stations allow 18 children to wash their hands with clean water all at the […]

Sep 17,2020

Safe Hands workshop for local schools

17 September 2020. We recently arranged a one-day workshop for teachers and school administrators on preventing the spread of COVID19. Held at Shifwankula Primary School, 24 representatives attended the session from across the 11 schools who recently received supplies as part of our Safe Hands appeal. Facilitated by Mrs Winfridah W Mulenga (Senior Health Promotions […]

Sep 03,2020

Children at Machaya teach us how to stay safe

3 September 2020. Our Community Development Team has been busy continuing the distribution of vital supplies to local schools in the Chibombo and Chilanga districts as part of our Safe Hands Appeal. The team visited Munkolo Primary School, as well as re-visiting schools that we have recently worked with including Machaya Community School, Kamaila Primary […]