Jun 23,2020

A cautious reopening of schools, colleges and universities

23 June 2020. Our young trainees are making good progress with their distance learning programme. Each week new lessons and tasks are uploaded onto the tablets by our Training Team, as well as information on COVID-19 to help keep trainees, their families and their communities safe. Training onsite at our Centre for Excellence currently remains […]

Jun 18,2020

Clean hands are safe hands

18 June 2020. Washing your hands regularly with soap and water has been a key health message in the battle against COVID19. But lack of adequate and appropriate facilities means that for many people in Zambia, this just isn’t possible. We have been looking at how we can adapt our work to play our part […]

May 28,2020

Lights, camera, action… on our distance learning programme

28 May 2020. With training at our Centre for Excellence still on hold due to the pandemic, we want to keep our trainees motivated and their new skills fresh in their minds. Our Training Team have been working on our distance learning pilot which will go live next week. It was felt that a series […]

May 27,2020

Construction continues at our Centre for Excellence

Our Centre for Excellence is at the heart of our vision to create more opportunities for young people to learn. Building the centre has been crucial in enabling us to develop and expand our skills training programme. Situated on a two-hectare site on the northern edge of Lusaka, build at the centre started in 2016 […]

May 27,2020

All complete at Chitukuko

We are delighted to share the news that our work at Chitukuko Community School is complete. In front of representatives from the Ministry of Education and from the local community, our Construction Team handed the keys and official paperwork over to Chitukuko Community School Head Teacher Vera Musoni. Although schools in Zambia have been closed […]

May 19,2020

COVID-19: Zambia update

19 May 2020. On 8 May President Edgar Lungu announced that cinemas, restaurants and gyms in Zambia can reopen, and that hotel and lodges can also consider getting back to normal operations. The President said that bars and taverns will remain closed, and that strict health guidelines should continue to the observed. Schools and education […]

May 18,2020

Save the date for our virtual supporter reception!

Save the date for our first-ever virtual reception, bringing supporters together from around the world. Join us online on Thursday 25 June, 2020 at 18.00 UK time / 19.00 Zambia time. Hosted by Build It Ambassador and TV presenter Danni Menzies Hear from Build It Chief Executive Andrew Jowett OBE Interviews with special guests in […]

Apr 30,2020

Update from our Chief Executive Andrew Jowett

30 April 2020. I hope this message finds you and your family well during these challenging times. In the short video below, I explain how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and taking action to ensure that Build It comes through this crisis fit to continue our vital work.   As of today, the […]

Apr 29,2020

Safety on site

29 April 2020. Schools, cinemas, bars, gyms and many shops in Zambia are closed, with restaurants only providing take-away services. The authorities have asked people to avoid non-essential travel. However Zambia is not in lock-down and businesses continue to operate. Construction work continues on our two current sites. Finishing touches are being put on the […]

Apr 29,2020

New opportunities through distance learning

29 April 2020. Our training at the Centre for Excellence was put on hold from Friday 20 March 2020, in line with the temporary closure of all Zambian schools and learning institutions. Three groups of trainees had started their training with us at the centre. Many of our young trainees have already face significant challenges […]