Supporter Reception 2021


A time for reflection and celebration


Thank you to everyone who joined us online for our annual Supporter Reception on 23 June 2021.

Despite ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic, we are so proud of what we continue to achieve together. The event celebrated the ongoing development of our training centre – our ‘Centre for Excellence’ – which has become a real beacon of hope in training and empowering more young people.

We also enjoyed a warm welcome from the children at Light of Hope Community School as we celebrated the opening of their new facilities, built by our graduates.

Thank you to Tasila Mwale for kindly hosting the event, and thank you to everyone who supports us in so many different ways. Together we continue #BuildingBrighterFutures for children and young people in Zambia.

Approximate timings are listed below the video.

Approximate timings:

00:00 – Music and photos celebrating our work in Zambia. Thank you to James Sakala, who kindly gave permission to use his track Tura Mtoro (featuring Oliver Mtukudzi) to open our reception.

03:27 – Welcome from Build It’s Tasila Mwale, and introduction to the presenters.

06:00 – Welcome from Build It Chief Executive Andrew Jowett, and update on the latest COVID-19 situation in Zambia.

08:22 – Hear how the development of our Centre for Excellence is supporting us to expand our skills training programme to create new opportunities for young people.

24:35 – News on our latest community build projects, including Light of Hope Community School, from Build It Programme Director Sughra Hussain and Acting Country Director Muleba Matafwali.

36:44 – Questions and Answers panel.

43:20 – Looking forwards, and the launch of the second phase of our Safe Hands initiative.