Build It was first involved with Chitukuko School, Chilanga District in 2016.
Your support meant we could build a desperately needed 3-classroom school, latrine block and teacher’s house for this community who had been recently displaced when their land was sold. The community were slowing rebuilding their homes and their lives on on a sparse and barren piece of land.
The new school opened with 3 teachers and 230 pupils in 2016, and has successfully grown with 7 teachers and over 500 pupils now registered.
This means that further building work was urgently required to cope with this growth, and to ensure the school attracts qualified teachers to provide the best education to the children.
What we did with your support:
- Built two additional teachers’ houses. The houses each have two bedrooms, living space and an outside kitchen. The new houses means that the Ministry of Education will allocate more teachers to the school, continuing to help raise the standard of education.
- Constructed an additional latrine block for girls. When a girl reaches puberty, access to separate facilities to provide privacy can be a decisive factor as to whether she remains in education. The new latrine block at Chitukuko is one of our biggest built to date with seven individual cubicles; six for girls and one for female teachers.
- Provided project management training to a group of our graduates
The new 7-cubicle latrine block for the females at Chitukuko Community School
One of two new houses providing accommodation for teachers at Chitukuko Community School