Jul 22,2015

Bright futures at Makangwe School

Four years after Build It International completed two hexagonal classrooms and a teachers’ house the school is going from strength to strength. [divider_flat] [divider_flat] The Ministry of Education has provided qualified teaching staff to live in the house provided. Having trained staff at the school has had dramatic effect on the quality of education at […]

Jan 05,2015

Kaoma Community School wins Best Kept School Competition 2014

The pupils and staff at Kaoma saw off tough competition from Mikumbila and Donata schools to claim the 2014 crown. The Best Kept School Competition is held annually and is open to all schools built by Build It trainees. Entrants are judged on two main categories: maintenance of the classroom building and the development of […]

Jun 11,2014

Night Riding for Build It

On 7th June, a team of 13 Build It supporters took part in Nightrider, a 100km moonlit cycle ride past London’s landmarks. Our cyclists did a brilliant job, completing the course in 5 to 6 hours, just in time for a well deserved big breakfast! [divider] Between them, they have raised thousands for our Community […]

Apr 23,2014

Carolyn Davidson’s Coast to Coast Cycle

Former British High Commissioner to Zambia, Carolyn Davidson, has completed the Coast to Coast cycle ride in celebration of her birthday, and Zambia’s 50 years of independence. [divider] Carolyn completed the 147 mile route with her husband and two children. During her time as British High Commissioner Carolyn visited Build It projects in Zambia, and […]

Apr 14,2014

Susie Hunt climbs Kilimanjaro, raising over £2,600 for Donata School

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. As a Build It fundraiser, Susie, found out, trekking 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) to its summit is a huge challenge… [divider] Susie became aware of Build It through our work at Donata School, which is nearby to her brother’s farm in Mkushi, Zambia. She wanted to raise money […]

Mar 24,2014

Corporate Giving for Africa – is it worth it?

We recently held a Business Breakfast entitled Corporate Giving for Africa – is it worth it, generously hosted by Hudson Sandler in London. Chaired by Dr Andrew Sentance, the event generated a varied and interesting discussion on Corporate Giving for Africa. [divider] Our two speakers, Tom Bingham from the BGL Group, and Lisa Smart from […]

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 […]