Jun 06,2019

Africa Film Night- Rising from Ashes 12/7/19

“A compelling take with genuine drama. Convincingly illustrates how biking restored a sense of national pride and a feeling of purpose.” – Time Out New York On Friday the 12th July, Andrew Jowett is hosting a film night at the Hive, Shrewsbury from 7 – 10 pm, in order to raise money for his cycle […]

May 31,2019

Graduation celebrations

We recently celebrated the graduation of our 2018 Fast Track course trainees at our Centre for Excellence. It was a great opportunity to celebrate their hard-work and commitment, as well as catching up to see what they have been up to since completing their training. Our 2019 Impact Study showed that graduates from the first […]

May 22,2019

Green fingers at the Centre for Excellence

In 2016 we began work on our new training centre, our ‘Centre for Excellence’ for the construction sector in Zambia. Situated on a two-hectare site next to the Great North Road on the northern edge of Lusaka, the centre is at the heart of our ambitious plans to significantly increase the number of young people […]

Apr 16,2019

Multifunction Hall open for business

The Multifunction Hall at our Centre for Excellence is now complete and ready for business! It is one of the final buildings in Phase 1 of construction at the site. The hall will provide flexible learning space for training and workshops, as well as conferences and events. The hall has a unique design. The elevated […]

Apr 10,2019

Thank you Zambia – it’s been amazing!

Sara Moslemi Zadeh from BuroHappold Engineering has been out in Zambia volunteering as Build It Assistant Project Manager at the Centre for Excellence. We caught up with Sara as she comes to the end of her time in Zambia. I remember exactly a year ago when I called Andrew Jowett, Build It CEO for the […]

Mar 22,2019

World Water Day

6.3 million people in Zambia do not have access to clean water, that’s one in every three people (WaterAid). This World Water Day, 22 March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. […]

Mar 11,2019

Vendor Registration 2019

Build It International (BII) Zambia Ltd wishes to thank all its esteemed and valued suppliers and contractors for taking time to submit and respond to the call for vendor registration for 2019. Please note that all applications submitted have been successfully uploaded onto our database. Should we need to, we will contact you for any […]

Mar 04,2019

Multi-Functional Hall nearing completion

Great progress has been made on the Multi-Functional Hall at our Centre for Excellence. The hall will provide flexible learning space for training and workshops, as well as space for conferences and events. The hall has a very prominent location on the site. We hope that its unique design will attract interest from people travelling on […]

Feb 15,2019

Build It Head of Finance announced as new chair of CIMA West Midlands Area Board

Build It International is proud to announce that its Head of Finance and Deputy CEO Mr John Hindson FCMA, CGMA has been elected as chair of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) West Midlands Area Board. Mr Hindson, who has been involved with CIMA in the Midlands for 14 years, has been elected to the role […]

Feb 14,2019

Welcoming our new Construction Manager

We are delighted to welcome our new Construction Manager Bram Sol who popped into our Shrewsbury office before flying out to Zambia. Bram will oversee the building of all our community projects and the Centre for Excellence, managing between 3 to 5 projects per year. He will help to ensure that our trainees continue to […]