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 […]

Jul 12,2019

Skills for Life

Life Skills help us to deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life. We introduced Life Skills training to all our courses in 2016. We wanted to provide more holistic support to our young trainees and complement the practical construction skills they were learning. Our research shows that trainees who can understand and use […]

Jul 12,2019

New skills in plastering

We are excited to continue expanding our training programme with the introduction of a new course in Plastering and Rendering. Twenty young people, 16 men and 4 women, were recruited in spring and have been learning valuable new skills at our Centre for Excellence. “The construction sector in Zambia needs thousands of skilled workers each […]

Jun 28,2019

Our Impact

We are passionate about our values of Empowerment, Excellence, Collaboration and Courage. They underpin our efforts to deliver our goal of impacting on the lives of 150,000 people between 2017 and 2021. Our 2018 – 2019 Annual Review illustrates just how our values help us to make a difference. Our recently published 2019 Impact Study […]

Jun 06,2019

Africa Film Night 12 July 2019 – Rising from Ashes

“A compelling take with genuine drama. Convincingly illustrates how biking restored a sense of national pride and a feeling of purpose.” – Time Out New York On Friday 12 July 2019, Andrew Jowett is hosting a film night at The Hive, Shrewsbury from 7 – 10 pm, raising money for Build It’s cycle challenge in […]

May 31,2019

Graduation celebrations

We recently celebrated the graduation of some of 2018 trainees at our Centre for Excellence. It was a great opportunity to celebrate their hard-work and commitment, as well as catching up to see what they have been up to since completing their training. Our 2019 Impact Study showed that graduates from the first two bricklaying […]

May 22,2019

Green fingers at the Centre for Excellence

In 2016 we began work on our new training centre, our ‘Centre for Excellence’ for the construction sector in Zambia. Situated on a two-hectare site next to the Great North Road on the northern edge of Lusaka, the centre is at the heart of our ambitious plans to significantly increase the number of young people […]