Nov 06,2020

Hustle and bustle at the Centre for Excellence

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 make great progress. […]

Nov 04,2020

Ten hand wash stations nearing completion

4 November 2020. Construction of hand wash stations at Bissell and Naluyanda Community Schools are nearing completion thanks to your support. This will take the total to ten new wash stations so far. Through our Safe Hands appeal, we are building permanent, hand wash stations at 18 schools with space for 18 children to wash […]

Oct 29,2020

Star jump challenge!

29 October 2020. Our Young Professionals Board is throwing down the gauntlet in November encouraging people to take up their fundraising challenge: The challenge: 500 star jumps in 5 days How to take part: Donate £5 to Build It and post a photo of yourself having completed the challenge on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – tag Build It and tag five […]

Oct 28,2020

Official opening of Lusumpuko Hall

We were delighted to be joined by Nicholas Woolley, British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia, on 28 October to officially open the Lusumpuko Hall at our Centre for Excellence. Translated from Lenje, ‘lusumpuko’ means ’empowerment’, and is one of our core values as we continue training young men and women with new skills […]

Oct 27,2020

Fresh hope for young men at Katombora

While many schools across Zambia were closed for several months by the Ministry of Education due to the pandemic, our training has continued at Katombora Reform School, which comes under the direction of Ministry of Home Affairs. The school in Livingstone is almost completely secluded from the outside world. Transport to and from the facility […]

Oct 06,2020

Work commences at Light of Hope School

We are delighted to announce that our work at Light of Hope School down in Livingstone has started. COVID-19 has delayed the build, but the ground has now been marked out and foundations are being dug for the new classrooms, latrines and teacher’s accommodation. The new facilities will make a huge difference to the education […]

Oct 02,2020

Hand washing stations completed at Moomba Schools

2 October 2020. As well as supporting schools we have worked with in the past, our Safe Hands Appeal is an opportunity to expand support to other schools in the local area. Situated just over 4km from our Centre for Excellence, Moomba Primary and Moomba Boarding Secondary Schools are large, Government run schools with a […]

Oct 01,2020

Suspended slab success

Our construction training centre, our ‘Centre for Excellence’, is at the heart of our vision of providing skills training to young people in Zambia. This year work at the Centre has focused on the construction of the Build It office. Covering 245m2, the new space will enable us to bring staff currently based off site, […]

Sep 25,2020

Supporter Reception 2020

It was fantastic that so many of you could join us for our first-ever virtual event on 25 June 2020. We enjoyed it so much we’re doing another one soon – watch out for details! Missed the first one? You can still catch it here:     Thank you again to Danni Menzies for kindly […]

Sep 25,2020

New hand washing stations for the children at Kamaila

25 September 2020. Schools are reopening in Zambia and thanks to your support, children can safely return to their classrooms. Through our Safe Hands appeal, the first group hand washing stations have been built at Kamaila Primary and Secondary schools. The stations allow 18 children to wash their hands with clean water all at the […]