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 […]

Sep 10,2019

The challenge is on!

Build It Zambia Cycle Challenge 2019; Lusaka to Livingstone After months of training our ten intrepid cyclists are off! Cycling from Lusaka to Livingstone they are raising money for our Building Brighter Futures appeal to increase the number of people we can support. Our trainees gave them a fantastic send-off from the Centre for Excellence […]

Sep 05,2019

International Day of Charity

University student Caitlin Simmonds recently volunteered with the Build It UK team. We asked Caitlin to pen a few words in celebration of International Day of Charity: “The 5th of September has been formally recognised as International Day of Charity by the United Nations. This date was chosen as it marks the anniversary of Mother […]

Aug 21,2019

Mukuyu Community School

The village of Mukuyu is in a remote, rural location around 70km north of Lusaka. The current school was built by the local community who were determined to help their children get an education. Several years on the building is now crumbling and unsafe, and cramped for the 231 pupils now enrolled at the school. […]

Aug 20,2019

New hope at Machaya Community School

The education of over 320 vulnerable children and orphans from the community of Machaya was in serious jeopardy when the school was asked to vacate the building they had been renting. A poor farming community situated ten miles north of Lusaka, Machaya is made up of around 900 households. Many people grow maize and soya […]

Aug 02,2019

TV Presenter Danni Menzies joins Build It Zambian Cycle Challenge

Danni Menzies, presenter on Channel 4’s ‘A Place in the Sun’ and ‘Car and Country’ is in training for the 500km fundraising Lusaka to Livingstone cycle challenge for Build It International, 6-14 September 2019. The challenge will end at the magnificent Victoria Falls. “I have been involved with Build It for several years now so […]

Jul 31,2019

My placement year at Build It

Today marks the final day of my placement year at Build It International. It has been a fantastic journey for me, and I leave with a variety of new skills and experiences. I am so grateful to the Build It team for making my introduction into the not-for-profit sector so informative and enjoyable. I have […]

Jul 30,2019

Annual Supporter Reception

It’s hard to believe that it is already a month since our Annual Supporter Reception at London School of Economics. It was fantastic to see such a great turnout – thank you to everyone who came to help celebrate another productive year. We were delighted to welcome Mrs Doreen Nzila, Head Teacher of Linda Community […]