Sep 01,2015

A new Health Clinic and Maternity Building in Kapiri

We are building a new health clinic and maternity building for a community of over 11,000 people in Kapiri, Zambia. The new health clinic is generously funded by the BGL Group. The community we are working with have been trying to establish a clinic on this site since 1997. They are dedicated towards providing health […]

Aug 21,2015

Rammed earth house to be built at Katuba

Build It International are building a rammed earth house so that a qualified teacher can move into the remote community. [divider] [divider] Rammed earth is a traditional building which does not use concrete. Walls are constructed by compacting earth in-between wooden panels, compressing layer upon layer and creating a solid earth wall. [divider] Build It […]

Jul 30,2015

Foundations laid at Mwala

The 20 trainees at Mwala community school have been very busy and have laid the foundations of three new fit-for-purpose hexagonal classrooms. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] The new classrooms will replace inadequate and overcrowded tents that are currently being used as emergency classrooms at a school with over 500 pupils. The teachers and pupils are very excited […]

Jul 22,2015

Bright futures at Makangwe School

Four years after Build It International completed two hexagonal classrooms and a teachers’ house the school is going from strength to strength. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] The Ministry of Education has provided qualified teaching staff to live in the house provided. Having trained staff at the school has had dramatic effect on the quality of education at […]

Jul 14,2015

Work at Katuba Community School Kicks Off

20 new trainees have begun to construct a new classroom block, teachers’ house and latrine in Katuba, a remote Zambian community. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] 12 men and 8 women have been selected from the local community and have completed a ten day intensive basic training course. They will learn construction skills on the job as they […]

May 28,2015

A Dream Come True at Lupuka

There were scenes of happiness and joy as hundreds of people from the Lupuka Community celebrated the official opening of their new school. The official opening ceremony was held on Friday 8th May 2015 and was organized by the community. The event was attended by hundreds of community members, pupils, teachers and dignitaries including; His […]

May 13,2015

Work starts on new classrooms at Mwala Community School

We are continuing to work with the Mwala community, training a further 20 people to build three new classrooms for over 500 pupils who are currently learning in temporary tents. [divider_flat] [divider] 16 men and 4 women have been selected to join our Training into Work programme. The trainees are learning basic construction skills to […]

Apr 20,2015

Trainees Pass Bricklaying Exams

62 of our most recent trainees have passed their TEVETA bricklaying exams – congratulations to them! [divider_flat] [divider_flat] 64 trainees sat the TEVETA bricklaying exam in December and we are very proud that 62 passed – giving an overall pass rate of 97% for 2014. [divider_flat] Those who passed will receive their tool kits and […]

Feb 09,2015

Chibolya Opens New Classroom and Kitchen

Pupils at Chibolya Community School in Mazabuka are using their new classroom and kitchen for the first time. We first worked in Chibolya in 2011, completing a new two-classroom primary school building as well as a nursery school building. [divider] Since then, the school has seen pupil enrolment rise. Parents from the local community want […]

Jan 23,2015

Bright Futures at Shipungu Community School

Last year, 11 Build It trainees returned to the Shipungu community to build a teacher’s house. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] A key element of our partnership with the Ministry of Education is to ensure that the schools we build are staffed by trained teachers. We have an agreement that if we construct teachers’ housing on site then […]