Apr 10,2019

Thank you Zambia – it’s been amazing!

Sara Moslemi Zadeh from BuroHappold Engineering has been out in Zambia volunteering as Build It Assistant Project Manager at the Centre for Excellence. We caught up with Sara as she comes to the end of her time in Zambia. I remember exactly a year ago when I called Andrew Jowett, Build It CEO for the […]

Mar 22,2019

World Water Day

6.3 million people in Zambia do not have access to clean water, that’s one in every three people (WaterAid). This World Water Day, 22 March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. […]

Mar 11,2019

Vendor Registration 2019

Build It International (BII) Zambia Ltd wishes to thank all its esteemed and valued suppliers and contractors for taking time to submit and respond to the call for vendor registration for 2019. Please note that all applications submitted have been successfully uploaded onto our database. Should we need to, we will contact you for any […]

Mar 04,2019

Multi-Functional Hall nearing completion

Great progress has been made on the Multi-Functional Hall at our Centre for Excellence. The hall will provide flexible learning space for training and workshops, as well as space for conferences and events. The hall has a very prominent location on the site. We hope that its unique design will attract interest from people travelling on […]

Feb 15,2019

Build It Head of Finance announced as new chair of CIMA West Midlands Area Board

Build It International is proud to announce that its Head of Finance and Deputy CEO Mr John Hindson FCMA, CGMA has been elected as chair of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) West Midlands Area Board. Mr Hindson, who has been involved with CIMA in the Midlands for 14 years, has been elected to the role […]

Feb 14,2019

Welcoming our new Construction Manager

We are delighted to welcome our new Construction Manager Bram Sol who popped into our Shrewsbury office before flying out to Zambia. Bram will oversee the building of all our community projects and the Centre for Excellence, managing between 3 to 5 projects per year. He will help to ensure that our trainees continue to […]

Jan 31,2019

Building Brighter Futures

Marab developed an interest in building at a young age, while working with her church on small building projects near her home in Zambia’s Central Province. When she finished school, Marab wanted to become a teacher, but there was no money to further her studies. When she heard about our training programme, Marab had no hesitation […]

Jan 29,2019

Construction nearly complete at our community schools

We are now well into the rainy season in Zambia and are happy to report that our school projects at Kamaila and Machaya are nearly complete. Roofs are on, and windows and doors have been installed and painted. The finishing touches are being made inside the classrooms, and work is being completed on drainage and […]

Jan 25,2019

On your bike! Zambia Cycle Challenge

Build It is inviting enthusiastic cyclists on an unforgettable cycle challenge through Zambia on 6 – 14 September 2019, finishing at Victoria Falls, a magnificent feature of the mighty Zambezi River. Accompanied by Build It CEO Andrew Jowett who is based in the charity’s Shrewsbury office, cyclists will embark on an adventurous ride through beautiful […]

Jan 24,2019

International Day of Education

Education is a human right and key to unlocking endless opportunities but many young people are denied access to even basic schooling or skills training. 24 January marks the UN International Day of Education. We are proud that the work we are doing is contributing to improving access to education in Zambia; it is at […]