Jan 12,2015

Finding a Job Workshop

Our 2014 graduate trainees have taken part in workshops to help them search, apply and secure an interview for a job in the construction industry. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] As part of our wider Training into Work programme, we support our graduate trainees as they develop their new careers as builders. [divider] The Finding a Job workshop […]

Jan 05,2015

Kaoma Community School wins Best Kept School Competition 2014

The pupils and staff at Kaoma saw off tough competition from Mikumbila and Donata schools to claim the 2014 crown. The Best Kept School Competition is held annually and is open to all schools built by Build It trainees. Entrants are judged on two main categories: maintenance of the classroom building and the development of […]

Dec 01,2014

Trainees Sit Bricklaying Exams

68 trainees took their TEVETA bricklaying exams last week, marking the end of 8 months of construction training. Our trainees have learnt a number of new skills whilst building new classroom blocks, teachers’ housing and latrines for their communities. As part of their training they have been taught a range of construction skills, including: bricklaying, […]

Nov 18,2014

Work is nearing completion at Chibolya Community School

The distinctive hexagonal classrooms now have a roof! The 20 trainees will now start work on sanding and cleaning the walls, window frames and door frames to ensure the building is ready for painting. Ramps will also be installed over the next few weeks. [divider] The separate kitchen block is also making great progress. A […]

Oct 29,2014

Shipungu House and Latrine Complete!

We have finished our work at Shipungu. The school now has a teachers’ house and latrine block. The teachers’ house and latrine were built by eleven trainees who have learnt bricklaying skills. Nine of the trainees worked on the rammed earth classroom block in 2012 but did not gain the bricklaying experience needed to sit […]

Oct 24,2014

Lupuka hosts 50th Independence Day celebrations

Golden Jubilee celebrations are taking place across Zambia to celebrate the country’s 50th year of independence. Lupuka has become a centre for festivities, with two other schools joining the activities taking place in the remote village. [divider] Ruth, a volunteer teacher who runs the school, is very excited by the changes that are taking place […]

Oct 21,2014

Work starts on teachers’ housing at Donata

11 new trainees have started work on the house, led by Build It graduates Charity and Emeldah. Generously funded by the COINS Foundation, the 11 men and women from the local community will be trained in construction whilst they build the new house for Donata School for the Disabled. [divider] Build It graduate trainees, Charity […]

Oct 17,2014

Clean water for Mwala

Happiness for the community as a new clean water pump is installed [divider_flat] The Mwala community now have access to a safe, reliable water source, thanks to your support. [divider] The pump will make a huge difference to the children and pupils at the school, and the wider community. Mwala School’s head teacher, Mrs. Muntengu […]

Sep 30,2014

Running 1095 miles for Build It

Build It fundraiser, Nathan Still, has committed to running over 1,000 miles to fundraise for the Kabaka community in Zambia. Nathan was part of a group of 20 BGL employees who travelled to Zambia in May to see the school they funded. Thanks to the incredible fundraising skills of Nathan and his colleagues, we were […]

Sep 24,2014

Trainees Learn Carpentry Skills

Thanks to your support of our Training into Work programme, we have been able to introduce a carpentry skills module. 5 trainees at Lupuka and 5 trainees at Chibolya have been learning new skills as they work on the roof for the new school. We are rolling out the carpentry skills module at all out […]