Apr 20,2015

Trainees Pass Bricklaying Exams

62 of our most recent trainees have passed their TEVETA bricklaying exams – congratulations to them! [divider_flat] [divider_flat] 64 trainees sat the TEVETA bricklaying exam in December and we are very proud that 62 passed – giving an overall pass rate of 97% for 2014. [divider_flat] Those who passed will receive their tool kits and […]

Jan 23,2015

Bright Futures at Shipungu Community School

Last year, 11 Build It trainees returned to the Shipungu community to build a teacher’s house. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] A key element of our partnership with the Ministry of Education is to ensure that the schools we build are staffed by trained teachers. We have an agreement that if we construct teachers’ housing on site then […]

Jan 12,2015

Finding a Job Workshop

Our 2014 graduate trainees have taken part in workshops to help them search, apply and secure an interview for a job in the construction industry. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] As part of our wider Training into Work programme, we support our graduate trainees as they develop their new careers as builders. [divider] The Finding a Job workshop […]

Dec 01,2014

Trainees Sit Bricklaying Exams

68 trainees took their TEVETA bricklaying exams last week, marking the end of 8 months of construction training. Our trainees have learnt a number of new skills whilst building new classroom blocks, teachers’ housing and latrines for their communities. As part of their training they have been taught a range of construction skills, including: bricklaying, […]

Oct 29,2014

Shipungu House and Latrine Complete!

We have finished our work at Shipungu. The school now has a teachers’ house and latrine block. The teachers’ house and latrine were built by eleven trainees who have learnt bricklaying skills. Nine of the trainees worked on the rammed earth classroom block in 2012 but did not gain the bricklaying experience needed to sit […]

Aug 28,2014

Good looking rammed earth loos at Shipungu

The new latrines at Shipungu are nearly finished, and they are looking good! The majority of the work on the latrine block has been completed, with just the door frames due to be finished in September. The building is constructed from rammed earth with a thatched roof – a first for Build It. Rammed earth […]

Jul 03,2014

Aaron, Graduate trainee building house at Shipungu

Work is well underway at Shipungu where we are building a teachers’ house and latrine [divider] The latrine at Shipungu will have an improved thatched roof – a first for Build It! [divider] The teachers’ house is being built by eleven trainees who are learning bricklaying skills. Nine of the trainees worked on the rammed […]