Build IT International

Building Brighter Futures in Zambia

Our big idea is to help young people to work their way out of poverty. By 2021 we want to double our investment in Zambia and train 460 young Zambians in construction skills each year.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115989)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£55,090

Donations

32

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • As a trustee, I know that Build It is a professionally run charity that is focused on making a tangible impact. Build It makes a big difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

    — Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Adviser at PwC, former external member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England from 2006-2011, and trustee

  • I now have a bank account and am able to save for our big dream to build our own house in Ndola

    — Miriam

  • Build It's on-the-job training combined with basic entrepreneurial skills creates a skilled, enlightened & economically empowered youth who can impact positively on national development.

    — H.E. Muyeba S Chikonde, High Commissioner for Zambia

  • As a trustee, I know that Build It is a professionally run charity that is focused on making a tangible impact. Build It makes a big difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

    — Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Adviser at PwC, former external member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England from 2006-2011, and trustee

  • I now have a bank account and am able to save for our big dream to build our own house in Ndola

    — Miriam

  • Build It's on-the-job training combined with basic entrepreneurial skills creates a skilled, enlightened & economically empowered youth who can impact positively on national development.

    — H.E. Muyeba S Chikonde, High Commissioner for Zambia

Situation

Zambia is a poor country with 64% of the population living below the poverty line, with no regular income. Skills training is only available for 10% of young people leaving school despite a chronic shortage of skills in the building sector. With 65% of the population under the age of 24 there are many motivated and energetic young people desperate for the opportunity to build a brighter future for themselves and their family.

Solution

Build It International focuses on providing opportunities for young men and women and their communities to work their way out of poverty. We train builders, and have pioneered a simple and highly effective model in Zambia which is enabling hundreds of unemployed young people to learn essential building skills, and at the same time help to build vital schools and clinics for thousands of children.