Fixing the purlins on the new classrooms at Light of Hope Community School
Apr 11,2021

Completion in sight at Light of Hope

It is exciting to see construction nearing completion of the new facilities at Light of Hope Community School. Over 200 children from this disadvantaged community on the edge of Livingstone will benefit from three new classrooms, latrines, hand washing facilities and teacher’s house. Delays due to the pandemic meant that much of this project was […]

Group photo of children outside Naluyanda Community School
Apr 09,2021

The official opening of Naluyanda Primary School

In 2020, with generous support from our corporate partner BGL Group, we completed our build project at Naluyanda Community School on the northern outskirts of Lusaka. On 7 April 2021 we held a virtual event to mark the official opening of the new facilities. Each year 15 members of staff from BGL, affectionally nicknamed the […]

Apr 06,2021

Libuyu Health Clinic – work to start next month

We are delighted to announce that work will begin in May on the new maternity ward at Libuyu Health Clinic. Libuyu Health Centre is in a heavily populated, disadvantaged community on the outskirts of Livingstone. Current facilities means the clinic is struggling to cope with providing maternal and child health, as well as TB screening, […]

Pupils washing their hands at the new hand wash station at Mukuyu Community School
Mar 17,2021

35 hand wash stations now completed!

17 March 2021. Your incredible support to our Safe Hands initiative, means our graduate team has now built 35 hand wash stations in schools in Zambia. And there are more on the way! Hand washing saves lives. Regular hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the […]

Andrew Jowett raising his hand in support of International Women's Day 2021
Mar 09,2021

CEO Andrew Jowett marks IWD2021

Hear from Build It CEO Andrew Jowett as we support and celebrate International Women’s Day 2021. Together we are #BuildingBrighterFutures for all.  

Photo montage of Build It community raising their hands in support of International Women's Day 2021
Mar 08,2021

#ChooseToChallenge on International Women’s Day

Education is empowerment. On International Women’s Day 2021 we pledge our commitment to increasing the number of women we train.¬† We #ChooseToChallenge today and everyday. So raise your hand up high to show you’re in.

Bricklaying trainee Nelly showing her support for International Women's Day
Mar 04,2021

Getting ready for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021 celebrates the achievements of women, and calls to accelerate gender parity. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We can all choose to challenge gender inequality, choose to celebrate women’s achievements. From challenge comes change. Raise your hand high to show you’re in. Build It works in the construction sector […]

PPE supplies being presented to Head Teacher for Bissell Community Mr Sebasti√°n Mundando
Feb 28,2021

Further schools benefiting from your support

28 February 2021. Your generous support to our Safe Hands appeal means we have been distributing more essential supplies to schools in Zambia. In February, a further eight schools benefited from face masks, soap, hand sanitizers, granular chlorine and no-contact digital thermometers to help stop the spread of Covid-19. At Bissell Community School, 453 face […]

2020 brick and block laying trainees finishing at the Centre for Excellence
Feb 26,2021

Working in the construction sector

Our last group of 2020 trainees are moving on from the Centre for Excellence to start their work placements. Work placements are a vital part of all our training courses. They enable trainees to gain further practical experience, as well as developing valuable contacts for future work. This area of work is led by our […]

Jan 22,2021

Helping schools to reopen safely

22 January 2021. The reopening of schools across Zambia after the Christmas holiday has been delayed by two weeks until 1 February. This is due to the rapid increase in cases of COVID-19. The Zambian Government says that this two-week period aims to allow schools to put in place measures to help protect learners and […]