Sep 24,2013

An Uplifting Update from Kawama

Build It International’s chief executive, Andrew Jowett, recently visited the project to check on progress. Since July, we have: Completed foundations and sub-structure works on the new three classroom block Started work on a new teacher’s house Signed a contract with ex-trainee Daniel to build a school kitchen There remains a lot to do but […]

Aug 29,2013

Albert’s blog: Lupuka leaps forward

Over the last month the community has really got stuck into the site preparation work, thanks to Mr. O’Brien Kaputula’s competitive approach! Mr. O’Brien, the PTA chairman of the Lupuka Community School, called a large meeting and told the Lupuka community that there was lots of work to be done. He had been inspired by […]

Jul 31,2013

Rapid progress at George Dormitory

The final wing of the girl’s dormitory at George Secondary School has shot up since work began last month. The wing is an extension to the dormitory that was built in 2011, during phase I of construction. [divider] The extension will create a further 46 places for girls at the successful new secondary school in […]

Jul 16,2013

Albert’s Lupuka Blog – Delivering good news

In the first instalment of our new blog series, find out what happened when Project Manager, Albert Lungu, visited the Lupuka community last week to deliver some good news. As one of Build It’s project managers, I spend a lot of time out and about visiting our projects. Last week I went to Lupuka to […]

Jul 12,2013

Overwhelming support means Lupuka construction can start!

Thank you for your overwhelming support for our ‘Help Lupuka Learn’ appeal. This has so far raised £43,000 – enough to start construction of the classrooms and school office next month – Fantastic news! Project manager, Albert Lungu, took this good news to Lupuka last week and it was received with great excitement. He also […]

Jun 27,2013

All female contractor group to build teacher’s house at Kabaka

We are extremely proud that two of our former trainees, Emelda and Charity, have formed one of the few all female contractor groups in Zambia will build the teacher’s house at our project in Kabaka. We are working hard to address the issue of gender equality for our trainees and our ‘Training into Work’ programme […]

Jun 03,2013

A new school for the Kabaka community

Earlier this week Albert Lungu, Build It’s Project Manager, met with the Kabaka community to discuss the design of a new school for the community. Kabaka is part of our 2013 building programme. We will build a new 3 classroom block, a teacher’s house and V.I.P (Ventilation Improved Pit) Latrines for the rural community 26Km […]

May 17,2013

One block down… 17,499 to go!

The first block for the new Kabaka school has been produced. It will take over 17,500 blocks to build the new 3 classrooms, teacher’s house and latrines. The blocks will be produced by 10-15 new trainees who will soon be selected from the local community by Training into Work manager, Justus Katungulu, who is also […]

Apr 30,2013

Kabaka community clear the way for new school

The enthusiastic Kabaka community in central Zambia have been working hard to clear the site of their first ever dedicated school building. The community volunteers have been enthusiastically clearing vegetation, tree stumps and termite mounds, shifting earth and leveling the site of the school and teacher’s house. Now that the site has been cleared, stabilised […]