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 […]

Jan 21,2021

Walls going up at Light of Hope School

Our construction team has been making great progress on the new facilities for Light of Hope School on the outskirts of Livingstone. To keep everyone safe during the pandemic, we wanted to reduce the number of people working onsite. As a result, we contracted a smaller team of more experienced Build It graduates to deliver […]

Jan 15,2021

New facilities at Katombora

Work is progressing well on the construction of a new toilet and shower block at Katombora Reform School in Livingstone. Our bespoke design for the block features three toilets, three urinals, four wash basins and four showers. The current facilities are woefully inadequate. As a result the new block will help improve health and hygiene […]

Jan 15,2021

Graduation celebrations

15 January 2021. Due to the pandemic we have been unable to hold our usual graduation ceremonies, but we managed to finish 2020 with some mini celebrations. It was an opportunity celebrate the hard work and achievements of our trainees, plus a chance to catch-up and see how they’ve been doing during this difficult year. […]

Dec 18,2020

Challenge completed!

18 December 2020. Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent Star Jump challenge raising £850 for our Safe Hands appeal. Set by our Young Professionals Board (YPB), the challenge ran on social media throughout November. Beth Vuckovic is a member of the Board and explained what they hoped to achieve: ‘The Coronavirus […]

Dec 17,2020

£43,000 raised through the Big Give Christmas Challenge

Thank you to everyone who supported us through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020. Your generous donations meant we raised an incredible £43,000 towards the construction of a new maternity and infant care unit at Libuyu Health Clinic in Livingstone. The new facilities will bring vital health services to over 20,000 people on the outskirts […]

The finished roundabout structure
Dec 14,2020

Construction completed of the new ’roundabout’

The construction of a new ’roundabout feature’ at our Centre for Excellence is now complete. As well as retaining excess water during the rainy season, it provides seating area for approximately 90 people, plus a speaker’s platform for use during the dry season. The roundabout is a key part of our drainage plan for the […]

Dec 01,2020

Double the numbers at Naluyanda

1 December 2020. Work continues through our Safe Hands programme on the construction of permanent hand wash stations in local schools. These new facilities enable more children to wash their hands at the same time. This will help the school to manage and integrate hand washing more frequently into their daily timetable. At Naluyanda Community […]

Nov 06,2020

Hustle and bustle at the Centre for Excellence

6 November 2020. After seeing the Centre for Excellence close for four months earlier in the year due to the pandemic, it is fantastic to see so much activity and energy on site. Four groups of trainees are currently with us at the Centre. The trainees attached to the new Build It office continue to […]