We are working with a community of displaced people at Chitukuko to help them build a new school.
Chitukuko is a new community of about 3,000 people, 20km west of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. Over 500 families have been forced to relocate from their homes because the land where they lived had been sold to a mining company.
The new resettlement site has no school or any other development. 275 still attend their old school walking 7km, but the walk is long and tough and stops many of the children going. The old school building will soon be demolished as part of the mining company’s development plan. This will leave all of the children in the community with no chance to get an education.
Build It International will work with the Chitukuko community to train 20 young men and women from the displaced community and build a new school, teachers housing and sanitation.
The trainees will learn both theoretical and practical building skills as part of our Training into Work programme whilst constructing a new school for their community. The trainees will also build a teachers house, providing accommodation for Ministry of Education teachers. This means the pupils at the school will get a good quality education.
The completed school will encourage all of the children from the area to attend school, giving them the best possible start in life. The new school at Chitukuko will also create a focal point around which the rest of this displaced community can grow and develop.