Apr 27,2020

Thank you to Rueben Lifuka

We share a heartfelt thank you to Rueben Lifuka as he steps down after 11 years on Build It International’s Zambia Board. Rueben joined us 2009 and has been our Zambia Chair from September 2011 until April 2020, as well as sitting on our UK Board. Rueben’s contribution has been very significant. A man of […]

Apr 23,2020

Move to short-time working from May 2020

23 April 2020. We are taking a range of decisions to ensure that Build It emerges from this global crisis in a sound state and able to resume our full programme of work. The Senior Management Team and the Board have updated the Business Continuity Plan with a number of key actions, including reducing costs. […]

Apr 16,2020

Zambia and COVID-19

16 April 2020. With a fragile and very limited healthcare system, there is serious concern that COVID-19 could have a catastrophic impact on lives in Zambia. With COVID-19 particularly impacting on the elderly, Zambia’s young population may reduce fatalities, but factors like malnutrition and weakened immune systems due to high prevalence of HIV could make […]

Apr 15,2020

Training paused at the Centre for Excellence

15 April 2020. Training at our Centre for Excellence in Lusaka was put on hold from Friday 20 March 2020, in line with the Government directive for educational institutions. We are keeping in contact with the 60 trainees learning through the centre and look forward to welcoming them back as soon as possible. It means […]

Apr 14,2020

Electricity means brighter futures for children at Kamaila School

We are delighted that Kamaila School is now fully electrified, with all the buildings wired and connected. Kamaila School is a large Government supported school with 20 teachers and over 1,000 children. Generous support from our corporate partner BGL Group meant that in 2018 / 2019 we built a three-classroom block and more latrines for […]

Mar 27,2020

COVID-19: Our response

27 March 2020. Message from Build It International Chief Executive Andrew Jowett: In these unprecedented and challenging times, I’d like to bring you up to date with how Build It is responding to the disruption and uncertainty. Courage and collaboration are the Build It values coming to the fore at the moment and I am […]

Mar 27,2020

More support for the children at Chitukuko

In 2016 your support meant we could help the community of Chitukuko to establish a new school for over 500 families displaced when ownership of farmland changed hands. They managed to obtain plots of land on a desolate site on the edge of Lusaka where they started to rebuild their homes and their lives. The […]

Mar 26,2020

Empowering Elizabeth

Meet Elizabeth Bwalya Elizabeth is 24 years old. After the death of her father, Elizabeth’s mother raised her and her nine older siblings single-handedly, often struggling to meet daily needs. Elizabeth’s mother sadly died in 2018. Elizabeth joined our entry-level Painting course in spring 2019. Elizabeth thought that acquiring a new skill would help her […]

Mar 06,2020

International Women’s Day 2020 #EachForEqual

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to accelerate gender equality. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. An equal world is an enabled world; a world that can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious. Together, […]

Feb 27,2020

All finished at Mukuyu

We are excited to share the news that building work at Mukuyu Community School is finished! The construction of the trusses and timber roof structure was completed well before the start of the rainy reason. With the roof laid, work progressed to filling around the beams and work on the air vents. Doors and windows […]