Building Tomorrow envisions a world where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent and local place to do so.
Founded in 2006, Building Tomorrow (BT) catalyses communities and individuals in support of access to quality education for students in East Africa. It does this by empowering young people to invest their time, talents and resources in support of new educational opportunities; facilitating the construction of community-built, locally sustained primary schools; and building the human capacity and leadership of locally-based school management teams.
BT works with local governments to identify communities in rural Uganda with little or no access to primary schools and with a strong commitment to their children’s education. Through advocacy, outreach and fundraising, BT raises money for a new seven-classroom primary school in the identified communities. For each school built with BT support, BT covers the cost of construction materials and skilled labour, and the community commits to providing three acres of land and approximately 15, 000 hours of volunteer labour. The BT Fellow program engages Ugandan university graduates in community-based work with schools, teachers, students, and school management committees to identify, recruit, and retain out-of-school children in quality primary education.
In partnership with EAC, BT is implementing the Access to Quality Education in Rural Uganda project. This project will construct 60 new primary schools by July 2019 and boost enrolment at 450 existing schools by enrolling 85 currently out of school children per school. The project will also strengthen the capacity of head teachers through the BT Fellows program.
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Recent UIS estimates show that there are more than 400,000 out of school children in Uganda. In partnership with EAC, Building Tomorrow is implementing the Access to Quality Education in Rural Uganda project to address the issue of Uganda’s out of school children by providing access to primary education for 50,980 out of school children, through school construction and teacher training and support in hard to reach areas.