Jun 11,2014

Night Riding for Build It

On 7th June, a team of 13 Build It supporters took part in Nightrider, a 100km moonlit cycle ride past London’s landmarks. Our cyclists did a brilliant job, completing the course in 5 to 6 hours, just in time for a well deserved big breakfast! [divider] Between them, they have raised thousands for our Community […]

May 19,2014

BGL Group arrive in Kabaka

Last Friday, 21 employees from our corporate partner the BGL Group headed off to see the school in Kabaka that they have exclusively funded. The fundraisers have done an exceptional job, raising all the funds needed to build a new 1×3 classroom block, solar power, latrine block, teachers’ house and water pump for the rural […]

May 14,2014

Work is well under way at Chibolya Phase II

We first worked with the Chibolya community back in 2011, completing a new two-classroom primary school and a nursery school building. This year we are returning to build another 1×2 classroom block. Work began in April and so far the site has been cleared and fencing has been installed. The contractor, Delta Works, have begun […]

Apr 23,2014

Carolyn Davidson’s Coast to Coast Cycle

Former British High Commissioner to Zambia, Carolyn Davidson, has completed the Coast to Coast cycle ride in celebration of her birthday, and Zambia’s 50 years of independence. [divider] Carolyn completed the 147 mile route with her husband and two children. During her time as British High Commissioner Carolyn visited Build It projects in Zambia, and […]

Apr 17,2014

Lands End to John O’Groats for Kabaka School

Jon Oldham is raising money for Kabaka School, cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats. [divider] Jon, pictured above right, is an employee of the BGL Group, one of Build It’s corporate partners. Along with 19 of his colleagues, Jon is fundraising to help Build It provide a new school for the remote Kabaka community […]

Apr 14,2014

Susie Hunt climbs Kilimanjaro, raising over £2,600 for Donata School

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. As a Build It fundraiser, Susie, found out, trekking 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) to its summit is a huge challenge… [divider] Susie became aware of Build It through our work at Donata School, which is nearby to her brother’s farm in Mkushi, Zambia. She wanted to raise money […]

Apr 09,2014

Trainees achievements recognised at recent graduation ceremonies

The awards are an important part of our graduation ceremonies and recognise Build It trainees who have excelled during the training programme. The awards are given in three categories: leadership, commitment and “most improved”. [divider] Leadership The three trainees who won the award for leadership were: Mirriam Mulenga (Kawama), Dennis Lupupa (George) and Emmanuel Mukuka […]

Mar 28,2014

Introducing Mwala Community School

Mwala Community School is the latest addition to our Community Schools Programme. Mwala Community School in Kapiri was established in 1992 as a response to pupils having to walk 7km to get to the nearest government school. [divider] The school has an existing 1×3 classroom block but with 240 boys and 246 girls enrolled, school […]

Mar 27,2014

Big smiles at Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies for our trainees have taken place in Ndola and Kabaka. The ceremonies took place at the schools the trainees helped to build. Every trainee was presented with a certificate of completion and their own tool kit, consisting of a brick bolster, float, hammer, shovel, trowel, chisel, mallet and spirit level. [divider] The tool […]

Mar 24,2014

Corporate Giving for Africa – is it worth it?

We recently held a Business Breakfast entitled Corporate Giving for Africa – is it worth it, generously hosted by Hudson Sandler in London. Chaired by Dr Andrew Sentance, the event generated a varied and interesting discussion on Corporate Giving for Africa. [divider] Our two speakers, Tom Bingham from the BGL Group, and Lisa Smart from […]