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 […]

Dec 20,2018

New skills, new opportunities

Training at our Centre for Excellence is drawing to a close for 2018. It’s been an amazing year with so much to celebrate; lots of hard-work and determination from our young trainees as they learn practical skills to enable them to earn a living and provide for their families. In 2018 we trained over 160 […]

Nov 20,2018

Forging ahead at Kamaila

Great progress has been made at Kamaila Community School and the walls of the new classroom block have gone up. The trainees have been learning about the installation of doors and windows, and key safety issues around working at height. Health and Safety is a very important area for us; unfortunately it is often seriously […]

Nov 14,2018

Raising the roof on the Multi-functional Hall

The trainees working on the Multi-functional Hall at our Centre for Excellence have made fantastic progress which is great news as the start of the rainy season closes in. Our Centre for Excellence is situated on a two hectare site next to the Great North Road on the northern edge of Lusaka. When completed the […]

Nov 13,2018

Settling into Zambian life

We caught up with Sara, our Assistant Project Manager at our Centre for Excellence, to see how she has been getting on since she arrived in Zambia… “A month has gone already! Where did that go? I remember landing in Lusaka after the 16-hour journey, my heart was beating fast in my chest. It was […]

Oct 11,2018

Fighting for education at Machaya

‘Machaya’ translates to ‘fighting’ and fighting for the right to education is exactly what the local community is doing following eviction from the current school at Dudzai village, 10 miles north of Lusaka. The overcrowded school used to house over 320 vulnerable children and orphans. Thankfully, the community have managed to secure a plot of […]

Oct 09,2018

Building brighter futures at Kamaila

We are excited to report that construction of the new classrooms at Kamaila School has started thanks to the support of our corporate partners BGL. The Government supported school was founded in 1978 and has 20 teachers and over 1,000 children. There are just eight classrooms, four of which have been condemned as unsafe. This […]