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 […]

An Equal Opportunity for Girls
Feb 28,2014

An Equal Opportunity for Girls

We have signed a one year agreement with local organisation Zambian Open Community Schools (ZOCS) to encourage girls to enrol and not drop out of the schools we have built. There are a variety of factors that affect the number of girls in education in Zambia. Enrolment for girls is high at the beginning of […]

Feb 25,2014

Girls’ Dormitory Completed at George

The second wing at the girls’ dormitory has been completed and is fully occupied by 46 new pupils. Earlier this year Build It Trustee Liz Mayhew visited some of the girls at the school to find out what their school life is like and their aspirations for the future: [divider] George Secondary School caters for […]

Feb 11,2014

The First Ever Secondary School in Kawama Now Open

Kawama secondary school, Ndola opened early February, much to the joy of the 360 pupils who now have access to further education. Kawama is a poor, high-density urban compound on the edge of Ndola, a mining town on the Zambian Copperbelt. Kawama was desperately in need of a Secondary School as there was no further […]

Jan 13,2014

Exam Success for Trainees

Our 67 trainees sat their TEVETA bricklaying exams in December, we are delighted that 64 passed. This gives our 2013 trainees a 95% pass rate – congratulations to them! Not only have our trainees done well in their exams, but the evidence of their high quality workmanship is apparent across all our projects in 2013. […]

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 […]