Feb 12,2020

Rise Again

Vulnerable young people can turn to crime when they have no prospects, no hope for the future. The Rise Again Project aims to support juveniles in conflict with the law to successfully reintegrate back into society through skills training, counselling and wellness interventions. Working with our partner human rights organisation Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP), we […]

Jan 29,2020

Livingstone 2020

Zambia needs thousands of new classrooms and health facilities. Your support in 2020 will help bring essential services to young people and communities living in Livingstone, in the country’s Southern Province: Light of Hope School Light of Hope School is an impoverished community of 250 households with approximately 855 people, around half of which are children. […]

Jan 17,2020

Empowerment in action

Mike Tembo, now aged 25, was one of 23 young unemployed people recruited to train with us on our community build project at Bissell Community School in 2017. Mike successfully completed his training gaining a certificate in Brick and Blocklaying during the build of new classrooms for his local community. Mike’s new skills have opened […]

Jan 17,2020

Back at Chitukuko

Chitukuko is a rural community around 20km west of Lusaka. The community was formed in 2015 when nearly 500 families were forced to move from farmland they had been squatting on for many years by new land owners. In 2016 your support helped to build a three-classroom block, a latrine block and a teacher’s house. […]

Jan 13,2020

Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Thank you to everyone who supported us through The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 – the UK’s largest match-funding campaign. Your support helped us raise £36,260 which is absolutely fantastic. The money raised is going to our Training into Work programme providing skills training and work experience to help more young Zambians find work and […]

Dec 27,2019

Build It International CEO Andrew Jowett receives OBE

We are delighted to announce that our CEO Andrew Jowett has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year honours 2020 for services to education in Zambia. Graduating from Pembroke College, University of Oxford with MA Geography, Andrew’s career in international development began at Save the Children UK working first in the Horn of […]

Dec 17,2019

Raising the roof at Naluyanda

The roof is on at Naluyanda Community School which means that the children are a big step closer to getting into their new classrooms. Generous support from our corporate partner BGL Group is bringing better facilities to over 300 young pupils of this community school in a peri-urban area north of the capital Lusaka. We […]

Dec 04,2019

Graduation celebrations!

It was fantastic to celebrate the graduation of our first group of 2019 trainees at our Centre for Excellence on 2 December. Trainees across Bricklaying, Painting, Plastering and Rough Carpentry celebrated the successful completion of their training and work placements. The vast majority of our trainees are between 18 and 35 years old. We look […]

Nov 29,2019

Double the magic this Christmas

We are delighted to announce that we are taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 – the UK’s largest match-funding campaign which last year raised an incredible £13 million for participating charities. This means that donations made to Build It online through The Big Give Christmas Challenge website between midday Tuesday 3 December until midday […]

Nov 04,2019

The walls are up at Mukuyu Community School

It’s fantastic to see the progress being made by our community trainees on the new classroom block at Mukuyu Community School. The current school was built by the local community who were determined to help their children get an education. Several years later the building is crumbling, cramped and unsafe for the 231 pupil now […]