Apr 14,2020

Electricity means brighter futures for children at Kamaila School

We are delighted that Kamaila School is now fully electrified, with all the buildings wired and connected. Kamaila School is a large Government supported school with 20 teachers and over 1,000 children. Generous support from our corporate partner BGL Group meant that in 2018 / 2019 we built a three-classroom block and more latrines for […]

Mar 27,2020

COVID-19: Our response

27 March 2020. Message from Build It International Chief Executive Andrew Jowett: In these unprecedented and challenging times, I’d like to bring you up to date with how Build It is responding to the disruption and uncertainty. Courage and collaboration are the Build It values coming to the fore at the moment and I am […]

Mar 27,2020

More support for the children at Chitukuko

In 2016 your support meant we could help the community of Chitukuko to establish a new school for over 500 families displaced when ownership of farmland changed hands. They managed to obtain plots of land on a desolate site on the edge of Lusaka where they started to rebuild their homes and their lives. The […]

Mar 26,2020

Empowering Elizabeth

Meet Elizabeth Bwalya Elizabeth is 24 years old. After the death of her father, Elizabeth’s mother raised her and her nine older siblings single-handedly, often struggling to meet daily needs. Elizabeth’s mother sadly died in 2018. Elizabeth joined our entry-level Painting course in spring 2019. Elizabeth thought that acquiring a new skill would help her […]

Mar 06,2020

International Women’s Day 2020 #EachForEqual

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to accelerate gender equality. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. An equal world is an enabled world; a world that can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious. Together, […]

Feb 27,2020

All finished at Mukuyu

We are excited to share the news that building work at Mukuyu Community School is finished! The construction of the trusses and timber roof structure was completed well before the start of the rainy reason. With the roof laid, work progressed to filling around the beams and work on the air vents. Doors and windows […]

2020 trainees at the Centre for Excellence
Feb 26,2020

2020 training begins

We want to build a future where more young people have the opportunity to learn, giving them the education and skills they need to work and thrive. Our 2020 training calendar has started with 23 young people recruited for our first entry-level Brick and Blocking laying course. 17 men and 6 women will spend the […]

Feb 12,2020

Rise Again

Vulnerable young people can turn to crime when they have no prospects, no hope for the future. The Rise Again Project aims to support juveniles in conflict with the law to successfully reintegrate back into society through skills training, counselling and wellness interventions. Working with our partner human rights organisation Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP), we […]

Jan 29,2020

Livingstone 2020

Zambia needs thousands of new classrooms and health facilities. Your support in 2020 will help bring essential services to young people and communities living in Livingstone, in the country’s Southern Province: Light of Hope School Light of Hope School is an impoverished community of 250 households with approximately 855 people, around half of which are children. […]

Jan 17,2020

Empowerment in action

Mike Tembo, now aged 25, was one of 23 young unemployed people recruited to train with us on our community build project at Bissell Community School in 2017. Mike successfully completed his training gaining a certificate in Brick and Blocklaying during the build of new classrooms for his local community. Mike’s new skills have opened […]