Feb 01,2011

George Secondary School Phase 1, 2011

Build It International worked with UK charity PEAS to set up a new secondary school in Twapia, Ndola on the Copperbelt in Zambia.

The school, which is run by PEAS, was their first project outside Uganda, where they run nine schools. The school provides a high quality secondary education in an area with a population of 30,000. The new school will take students from Years 8 -12 and will eventually accommodate 1,000 children.

Build It International managed the construction work. The school was built to an adapted government design, using hydraform soil blocks. Phase 1 included five classrooms and a girls’ dormitory.

The school was renamed ‘George Secondary School’ at a community meeting vote shortly before the school opened.