Oct 31,2019

Striving for excellence: Endorsement by international awarding organisation NOCN

Build It has been awarded centre approved status by NOCN for the quality and excellence of its construction skills training programme in Zambia. A progressive vocational skills charity and social enterprise, the National Open College Network Group (NOCN) has been at the forefront of skills development and professional accreditation for over thirty years. Now active […]

Oct 28,2019

Young Professional Visits Zambia

Jamie Howard, a member of Build It’s Young Professional Board, recently travelled to Zambia to visit Build It projects and trainees at the Centre for Excellence.  Jamie shares his experience… Early in September, I joined a group of cyclists in Zambia to send them off on their journey from Lusaka to Livingstone to raise money […]

Oct 21,2019

Support from Happold Foundation continues building brighter futures

Build It is delighted to have been awarded an organisational grant from The Happold Foundation to continue building brighter futures in Zambia. Build It, and Renewable World, will each receive £30,000 funding per year for three years. The two organisations were selected from 33 applications received from around the world. The Happold Foundation is a […]

Oct 18,2019

Full steam ahead at Naluyanda

Thanks to generous support from our corporate partner BGL Group, construction work is well underway at Naluyanda Community School. The project will help 311 young, vulnerable children in this peri-urban area north of Lusaka. With only one classroom and some old converted offices, the school was already struggling to cope and the number of pupils […]

Oct 17,2019

Rise Again Project

Build It International and human rights organisation Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP) are celebrating the official launch of the European Union funded Rise Again Project. The Rise Again Project aims to support juveniles in conflict with the law through skills training, counselling and wellness interventions. This exciting three-year project will help support the successful reintegration of […]

Oct 07,2019

Young Professionals Board – Latest News

The Young Professionals Board (YPB) is an independent group which runs alongside the main Development Board to provide support, encouragement and networking with senior professional supporters of Build It. YPB September Meeting Build It International was proud to launch its Young Professionals Board (YPB)  at its September meeting, offering a new generation of young supporters […]

Oct 03,2019

Further support at Chitukuko

Chitukuko is a rural community located about 20km west of Lusaka. It was established in 2015 when around 500 families were forced by new land owners to leave farmland they had been squatting on for many years. Chilanga council allocated the families small plots in a barren area. Establishing a new community has been a […]

Sep 26,2019

Preparation for the world of work

Work placements are an important part of our training programmes helping trainees gain valuable, real-life experience in the construction sector. As well as providing experience, placements are key in developing contacts and future employment opportunities for trainees. Our first group of Brick and Blocklaying trainees learning through our Centre for Excellence have completed their work […]

Sep 13,2019

They did it!

Build It Zambia Cycle Challenge 2019; Lusaka to Livingstone 10 intrepid cyclists 5 hot and dusty days 500km of challenging terrain £50,000 raised to support us in #BuildingBrighterFutures in Zambia! A massive congratulations to Team Build It and everyone who has got behind them – you’re all incredible #ThankYou It was a 5am start for […]

Sep 11,2019

Every pedal counts

Build It Zambia Cycle Challenge 2019; Lusaka to Livingstone Our cyclists have been doing amazing well as they head towards Livingstone. Day Two and Three was Mazabuka to Monze, and then down to Choma. With early starts, challenging terrains and rising temperatures, it’s been hard slog for #TeamBuildIt but they’re powering through and doing us […]