Kabaka Community School

Sep 30,2014

Running 1095 miles for Build It

Build It fundraiser, Nathan Still, has committed to running over 1,000 miles to fundraise for the Kabaka community in Zambia. Nathan was part of a group of 20 BGL employees who travelled to Zambia in May to see the school they funded. Thanks to the incredible fundraising skills of Nathan and his colleagues, we were […]

Jul 25,2014

Kabaka School Officially Opened

The ceremony was attended by guest of honour, Chief Chipepo, as well as Government and Education officials, Build It International and the Kabaka community. The ceremony was filmed by Zambian TV. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] The school itself is thriving. The number of pupils has risen dramatically from 254 to 324. There are now 172 boys and […]

May 19,2014

BGL Group arrive in Kabaka

Last Friday, 21 employees from our corporate partner the BGL Group headed off to see the school in Kabaka that they have exclusively funded. The fundraisers have done an exceptional job, raising all the funds needed to build a new 1×3 classroom block, solar power, latrine block, teachers’ house and water pump for the rural […]

Apr 17,2014

Lands End to John O’Groats for Kabaka School

Jon Oldham is raising money for Kabaka School, cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats. [divider] Jon, pictured above right, is an employee of the BGL Group, one of Build It’s corporate partners. Along with 19 of his colleagues, Jon is fundraising to help Build It provide a new school for the remote Kabaka community […]

Apr 09,2014

Trainees achievements recognised at recent graduation ceremonies

The awards are an important part of our graduation ceremonies and recognise Build It trainees who have excelled during the training programme. The awards are given in three categories: leadership, commitment and “most improved”. [divider] Leadership The three trainees who won the award for leadership were: Mirriam Mulenga (Kawama), Dennis Lupupa (George) and Emmanuel Mukuka […]

Mar 27,2014

Big smiles at Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies for our trainees have taken place in Ndola and Kabaka. The ceremonies took place at the schools the trainees helped to build. Every trainee was presented with a certificate of completion and their own tool kit, consisting of a brick bolster, float, hammer, shovel, trowel, chisel, mallet and spirit level. [divider] The tool […]

Nov 27,2013

Progress at Kabaka

The new school for the Kabaka community is really starting to take shape. The foundations of the building are now complete and our trainees will soon start brick laying The 20 new trainees are learning their construction skills under the watchful eye of experienced contractor Zulu, who has impressed us with his great work on […]

Jun 27,2013

All female contractor group to build teacher’s house at Kabaka

We are extremely proud that two of our former trainees, Emelda and Charity, have formed one of the few all female contractor groups in Zambia will build the teacher’s house at our project in Kabaka. We are working hard to address the issue of gender equality for our trainees and our ‘Training into Work’ programme […]

Jun 03,2013

A new school for the Kabaka community

Earlier this week Albert Lungu, Build It’s Project Manager, met with the Kabaka community to discuss the design of a new school for the community. Kabaka is part of our 2013 building programme. We will build a new 3 classroom block, a teacher’s house and V.I.P (Ventilation Improved Pit) Latrines for the rural community 26Km […]

May 17,2013

One block down… 17,499 to go!

The first block for the new Kabaka school has been produced. It will take over 17,500 blocks to build the new 3 classrooms, teacher’s house and latrines. The blocks will be produced by 10-15 new trainees who will soon be selected from the local community by Training into Work manager, Justus Katungulu, who is also […]