Dec 23,2013

Nchute Health Clinic Officially Opened

Nchute Health Clinic was officially opened by Sylvia Masebo, Zambian Minister of Tourism and Arts. The action packed ceremony included singing, dancing, speeches from attending dignitaries and a play by members of the local community. The clinic was also officially renamed Chansu Health Clinic. [divider] Whilst the clinic has been operating since June, the official […]

Nov 27,2013

Kawama steps forward

Our trainees have been working hard and their efforts show. The new three classroom block, teacher’s house and school kitchen are all taking shape and are looking great! The project is still on target to be completed early 2014 and trainees will sit their TEVETA exams in December. [divider] Steady progress is being made on […]

Nov 27,2013

Progress at Kabaka

The new school for the Kabaka community is really starting to take shape. The foundations of the building are now complete and our trainees will soon start brick laying The 20 new trainees are learning their construction skills under the watchful eye of experienced contractor Zulu, who has impressed us with his great work on […]

Great Progress at George
Oct 22,2013

Great Progress at George

Our 24 trainees have transformed the George site by creating blocks, digging excavations and laying the foundations for the new buildings. The building site is one of our largest to date, with five buildings going up simultaneously. These include: a new 1X3 classroom, school office, an extension to the dormitory, a three bedroom staff house, […]

Sep 27,2013

Construction of George in Full Swing

Our chief executive Andrew Jowett, flew out to Zambia to see how our projects are getting on. He reports that George Secondary School Phase II is now in full swing. The main contractor on the 1×3 classroom block, Kaopacs, has overseen excavation work and the footings. There are 20 trainees now working on the project […]

Sep 24,2013

An Uplifting Update from Kawama

Build It International’s chief executive, Andrew Jowett, recently visited the project to check on progress. Since July, we have: Completed foundations and sub-structure works on the new three classroom block Started work on a new teacher’s house Signed a contract with ex-trainee Daniel to build a school kitchen There remains a lot to do but […]

Aug 29,2013

Albert’s blog: Lupuka leaps forward

Over the last month the community has really got stuck into the site preparation work, thanks to Mr. O’Brien Kaputula’s competitive approach! Mr. O’Brien, the PTA chairman of the Lupuka Community School, called a large meeting and told the Lupuka community that there was lots of work to be done. He had been inspired by […]

Jul 31,2013

Rapid progress at George Dormitory

The final wing of the girl’s dormitory at George Secondary School has shot up since work began last month. The wing is an extension to the dormitory that was built in 2011, during phase I of construction. [divider] The extension will create a further 46 places for girls at the successful new secondary school in […]

Jul 16,2013

Albert’s Lupuka Blog – Delivering good news

In the first instalment of our new blog series, find out what happened when Project Manager, Albert Lungu, visited the Lupuka community last week to deliver some good news. As one of Build It’s project managers, I spend a lot of time out and about visiting our projects. Last week I went to Lupuka to […]

Jul 12,2013

Overwhelming support means Lupuka construction can start!

Thank you for your overwhelming support for our ‘Help Lupuka Learn’ appeal. This has so far raised £43,000 – enough to start construction of the classrooms and school office next month – Fantastic news! Project manager, Albert Lungu, took this good news to Lupuka last week and it was received with great excitement. He also […]