Build It is raising money to build 3 classrooms and a computer room for over 780 pupils at the thriving but extremely overcrowded Zambezi Community School in a poor and densely populated area of urban Livingstone in southern Zambia.
Zambezi Sawmills is a thriving and successful community school in Zambia.The school is in a poor but densely populated urban area of Livingstone, about 4km from Livingstone town centre. With over 755 pupils, 349 girls and 406 boys, the school urgently needs additional classroom space as it expands to offer secondary school tuition in 2022. This will reduce overcrowding from an average of 100 pupils currently to each small classroom.
Build It will recruit 23 local unemployed young men and women and train them in construction skills whilst building 3 classrooms and a computer room with electricity at Zambezi Sawmills Community School. The additional space will reduce the overcrowding on the school site, enabling the school to offer secondary education, and will give 20 trainees the skills to enable them to find a job and earn a living.