A Dream Come True at Lupuka

There were scenes of happiness and joy as hundreds of people from the Lupuka Community celebrated the official opening of their new school. The official opening ceremony was held on Friday 8th May 2015 and was organized by the community. The event was attended by hundreds of community members, pupils, teachers and dignitaries including; His… Continue reading A Dream Come True at Lupuka

Trainees Pass Bricklaying Exams

62 of our most recent trainees have passed their TEVETA bricklaying exams – congratulations to them! [divider_flat] [divider_flat] 64 trainees sat the TEVETA bricklaying exam in December and we are very proud that 62 passed – giving an overall pass rate of 97% for 2014. [divider_flat] Those who passed will receive their tool kits and… Continue reading Trainees Pass Bricklaying Exams

Finding a Job Workshop

Our 2014 graduate trainees have taken part in workshops to help them search, apply and secure an interview for a job in the construction industry. As part of our wider Training into Work programme, we support our graduate trainees as they develop their new careers as builders. The Finding a Job workshop is just one… Continue reading Finding a Job Workshop

Trainees Sit Bricklaying Exams

68 trainees took their TEVETA bricklaying exams last week, marking the end of 8 months of construction training. Our trainees have learnt a number of new skills whilst building new classroom blocks, teachers’ housing and latrines for their communities. As part of their training they have been taught a range of construction skills, including: bricklaying,… Continue reading Trainees Sit Bricklaying Exams

Lupuka hosts 50th Independence Day celebrations

Golden Jubilee celebrations are taking place across Zambia to celebrate the country’s 50th year of independence. Lupuka has become a centre for festivities, with two other schools joining the activities taking place in the remote village. [divider] Ruth, a volunteer teacher who runs the school, is very excited by the changes that are taking place… Continue reading Lupuka hosts 50th Independence Day celebrations

Trainees Learn Carpentry Skills

Thanks to your support of our Training into Work programme, we have been able to introduce a carpentry skills module. 5 trainees at Lupuka and 5 trainees at Chibolya have been learning new skills as they work on the roof for the new school. We are rolling out the carpentry skills module at all out… Continue reading Trainees Learn Carpentry Skills

There is excitement in the air at Lupuka

There is real excitement amongst the community of Lupuka as their new school building begins to take shape. The pupils, who are currently taught in a hot, unstable mud and stick structure, can’t wait to use their new classroom. [divider] Holiness, 12 year old Grade 4 pupil at Lupuka “My school has no desks for… Continue reading There is excitement in the air at Lupuka

Lupuka Community School Update

Work is well underway at Lupuka, under the guidance of our newly recruited site agenet, Ian Chituela. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] The community have been busy collecting the raw materials needed to re-start making the earth blocks that will be used to build the classroom block. They have also built a house for Ian so he can… Continue reading Lupuka Community School Update

Albert’s blog: Lupuka leaps forward

Over the last month the community has really got stuck into the site preparation work, thanks to Mr. O’Brien Kaputula’s competitive approach! Mr. O’Brien, the PTA chairman of the Lupuka Community School, called a large meeting and told the Lupuka community that there was lots of work to be done. He had been inspired by… Continue reading Albert’s blog: Lupuka leaps forward

Albert’s Lupuka Blog – Delivering good news

In the first instalment of our new blog series, find out what happened when Project Manager, Albert Lungu, visited the Lupuka community last week to deliver some good news. As one of Build It’s project managers, I spend a lot of time out and about visiting our projects. Last week I went to Lupuka to… Continue reading Albert’s Lupuka Blog – Delivering good news