water and sanitation
Sep 09,2014

Providing access to water and sanitation in Zambia

Work will soon begin on new water and sanitation facilities for the remote village of Mwala. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] In Zambia, over one third of the population has a lack of access to clean water and more than half lack access to proper sanitation facilities. Inadequate water and sanitation is a major cause of disease, reducing […]

Sep 03,2014

Training into Work at Chibolya

Twenty trainees are in the middle of their basic skills training at Chibolya Community School. The 10 male and 10 female trainee builders have taken part in an intensive basic skills course and are now getting stuck in to life on a building site. [divider] This is the second time we have worked with the […]

Aug 28,2014

Good looking rammed earth loos at Shipungu

The new latrines at Shipungu are nearly finished, and they are looking good! The majority of the work on the latrine block has been completed, with just the door frames due to be finished in September. [divider] The building is constructed from rammed earth with a thatched roof – a first for Build It. Rammed […]

Aug 15,2014

There is excitement in the air at Lupuka

There is real excitement amongst the community of Lupuka as their new school building begins to take shape. The pupils, who are currently taught in a hot, unstable mud and stick structure, can’t wait to use their new classroom. [divider] Holiness, 12 year old Grade 4 pupil at Lupuka “My school has no desks for […]

Jul 25,2014

Kabaka School Officially Opened

The ceremony was attended by guest of honour, Chief Chipepo, as well as Government and Education officials, Build It International and the Kabaka community. The ceremony was filmed by Zambian TV. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] The school itself is thriving. The number of pupils has risen dramatically from 254 to 324. There are now 172 boys and […]

Jul 15,2014

Lupuka Community School Update

Work is well underway at Lupuka, under the guidance of our newly recruited site agenet, Ian Chituela. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] The community have been busy collecting the raw materials needed to re-start making the earth blocks that will be used to build the classroom block. They have also built a house for Ian so he can […]

Jul 10,2014

‘Finding a Job’ workshops have been held with 110 graduate trainees

The course consisted of a one day training session which provided information and guidance to graduate trainees on how to secure a job in the competitive construction sector. [divider_flat] The workshops were run by our Training into Work Manager, Justus, and covered topics including: how to keep motivated when searching for a job, how to […]

Jul 03,2014

Aaron, Graduate trainee building house at Shipungu

Work is well underway at Shipungu where we are building a teachers’ house and latrine [divider] The latrine at Shipungu will have an improved thatched roof – a first for Build It! [divider] The teachers’ house is being built by eleven trainees who are learning bricklaying skills. Nine of the trainees worked on the rammed […]

Jun 25,2014

Mwala Fundraising Appeal

We urgently need your help to transform the Mwala community: Over 500 children are taught between just three classrooms and one hot, unstable tent. Due to the inadequate facilities, attendance rates are dropping every day. [divider] Currently at Mwala: There are only three classrooms for over 500 children There is no adequate sanitation There is […]

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 […]