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December 18, 2012  |  No Comments

Forbes 30 Under 30: Social...

Original article featured on Forbes by Randall Lane
Building Tomorrow’s Founder & Chief Dreamer, George Srour, was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Social [...]

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December 13, 2012  |  No Comments

Kabasegwa Updates

Check out construction progress on the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kabasegwa, supported by Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Texas-Austin!

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December 10, 2012  |  No Comments

Looking for an internship?

Are you outgoing?
A go-getter?
A problem solver?
A think-on-your feet, up-to-the-challenge kind of person?
More importantly, do you believe in the power of education and the ability of [...]

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December 7, 2012  |  No Comments

What’s on your wishlist?

Bricks?
Cement?
Desks?
A chalkboard, maybe?
Or how about a new school in Uganda?

Jackie, Annika, Abby and countless others have asked for just that.

Jackie has already surpassed her goal, [...]

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December 3, 2012  |  No Comments

Building Tomorrow Fundraises...

original article by Thomas Davis, The Ramapo News
Building Tomorrow is a national organization aimed to provide students in Uganda with the same educational resources and [...]

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November 30, 2012  |  No Comments

‘Expired’

20+ dads working their tails off at the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kidula. In their words, their time has ‘expired,’ so it’s time to [...]

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November 28, 2012  |  No Comments

Who needs more stuff?

This holiday season, give a gift that’s always useful, never goes out of style, and keeps on giving year after year: the gift of education [...]

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November 5, 2012  |  No Comments

Bear Hugs

I’m a huge Alabama football fan. If you know me, you’re probably rolling your eyes right now. But I seriously just love the team, the [...]

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November 2, 2012  |  No Comments

Kabasegwa Construction

Construction is definitely a community effort at the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kabasegwa, supported by Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Texas-Austin.

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October 24, 2012  |  No Comments

You’re the missing piece

Building Tomorrow’s work is only made possible by the cumulative efforts of countless individuals. In essence, our work is one big puzzle and we succeed [...]

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October 22, 2012  |  No Comments

Empowered

Below is a guest post from Erin Owenby, Director of the Building Tomorrow chapter at UNC-Chapel Hill:
When I provide prospective members with information about joining [...]

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October 17, 2012  |  No Comments

Ready for the ring beam

The first classroom block at the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Bugabo, jointly supported by Davidson College and Virginia Tech, is ready for the ring [...]

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October 15, 2012  |  No Comments

Reimagining Education in East...

At the 2012 CGI Meeting President Clinton delivers a Commitment Announcement on behalf of Building Tomorrow, Chopper Trading, Masimo Corporation, and Torres Picón Foundation.

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October 10, 2012  |  No Comments

‘Bike to Uganda’...

By Jordan Bailey for The Daily Tarheel (originally posted 10/08/12 9:31pm)
Students started the more than 7,000-mile bike ride to Uganda on Monday.
In the same week [...]

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October 2, 2012  |  No Comments

Day 13 of my road trip!

Today is one day before the 2 week mark of this crazy road trip. I’ve driven over 1600 miles, through 5 states, visiting 8 colleges [...]

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September 24, 2012  |  No Comments

HUGE news from CGI 2012

Earlier this morning, right after Secretary Clinton addressed the crowd at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in NYC, our very own George Srour [...]

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September 21, 2012  |  No Comments

Groundbreaking #14!

Earlier today the community of Kabasegwa, Uganda celebrated the official groundbreaking of the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kabasegwa, supported by Kappa Kappa Gamma at [...]

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September 19, 2012  |  No Comments

…and we’re off!

And so the road trip has begun! I’m officially reporting from my first stop, Nashville, TN hanging out in the Vanderbilt bookstore before meeting with [...]

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September 11, 2012  |  No Comments

International Literacy Day

This Saturday was International Literacy Day – celebrated by many with the act of snuggling up with a book. Following some great organizations on Twitter [...]

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September 6, 2012  |  No Comments

Apollo on Kyeitabya

Last month, community members in the village of Kyeitabya, Uganda celebrated the completion & formal commissioning of their new school, the Building Tomorrow Academy of [...]

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September 4, 2012  |  1 Comment

Updates from Lukindu

Taken earlier today in Lwengo District, Uganda, masons are hard at work laying bricks for the walls of the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Lukindu, [...]

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August 29, 2012  |  No Comments

BT meets the South.

Last semester, we switched things around in the office and I was invited into the role of “Chapter Person” – yes that’s what we really [...]

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August 23, 2012  |  No Comments

BT’s looking for an...

Building Tomorrow is currently seeking an Engineer in Residence to oversee a significant scale-up in the construction of our academies. The position will be based [...]

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August 15, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Allen

Last but certainly not least, we bring to you the final student in our “10 People You Need to Know” series. We hope you’ve enjoyed [...]

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August 13, 2012  |  No Comments

Special Olympics Volunteer...

by: guest blogger, Special Olympics via The Case Foundation
In June, we released what we believe are five elements to a fearless approach in solving some [...]

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August 10, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Medie

With the Olympics in full spring, it only seems appropriate to introduce Medie. When it comes to this sporting event, everyone tunes in. It’s not [...]

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August 8, 2012  |  No Comments

President Clinton is Building...

President Clinton and his daughter Chelsea visited the Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita on July 20, 2012. The Academy of Gita was funded and designed [...]

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August 6, 2012  |  No Comments

Project Funded with One Day&...

reposted from One Day’s Wages’ blog
Another fully funded project!
We love sharing news about funded projects. We’re proud to announce that our 35th project [...]

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August 3, 2012  |  2 Comments

Nine & Ten

Friday couldn’t have come soon enough, so the community of Kyeitabya decided to party early.
A kasiki—an overnight Bugandan celebration in anticipation of a big [...]

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August 1, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Justine

“I want to be a nurse,” said Justine.
Think of the nurses you know, friends, family members, or the lady who recently gave you a shot. [...]

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July 30, 2012  |  No Comments

News from UNC

Hear from Julia Heelan, current Co-Director of the Building Tomorrow chapter at UNC-Chapel Hill, about why she got involved, what her chapter is up to [...]

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July 26, 2012  |  No Comments

‘Building Tomorrow’...

By Chelsea Clinton, NBC News
KAMPALA, Uganda – The Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita, about an hour outside of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala, is an [...]

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July 25, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Moses

Sweet.
That’s all I can think about when it comes to Moses. Now the word sweet can mean many things. I don’t mean sweet like, ‘Dude [...]

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July 20, 2012  |  2 Comments

President Bill Clinton Visits...

Visit highlights commitment to build 60 academies and provide improve quality of education.
KAMPALA, UGANDA—On his first trip to Uganda since 1998, President Bill Clinton and [...]

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July 19, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Ritah

Sometimes when the word education is used, things like books, homework, lessons and exams are what come to mind. It’s so much more than that. [...]

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July 16, 2012  |  1 Comment

President Clinton to Visit...

Visit reinforces commitment to provide access to quality education in 60 academies by 2016
INDIANAPOLIS — On Friday, July 20, Building Tomorrow – a social-profit organization [...]

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July 13, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Paul

GOALLLLL!!
Ahh that magical moment when the soccer team you’re cheering for finally scores. Joy, overwhelming joy is what this moment is. Most of the time [...]

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July 9, 2012  |  No Comments

Have a summer birthday?

So your birthday is coming up soon, you know the exact number of days until the special event arrives. Pure enjoyment pulses through your body [...]

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July 6, 2012  |  1 Comment

Indianapolis for the summer&...

I never imagined spending the summer after my Junior year of college in the cornfields, a.k.a Indianapolis. But here’s how I got here…
Watch this first.
My [...]

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July 4, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Agnes

1862 – Abbe Giovanna Caselli becomes the first person to transmit a still image over wires
1900 – Constantin Perskyi used the word “television” for the [...]

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July 2, 2012  |  No Comments

Commitment

It’s hard to imagine what 20,000 hours of labor looks like.
Having been apart of the BT staff for 2 years now, I often point to [...]

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June 29, 2012  |  No Comments

News from Furman University,...

Our chapter of BT at Furman University has just gotten started. I first heard about Building Tomorrow when George came to speak at Furman. [...]

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June 28, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Ronald

As the summer has officially begun, many people use this season to take a little time to travel. College students are in London studying and [...]

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June 25, 2012  |  No Comments

A Student’s Dream: Class...

In the U.S. when our teachers decide to take class outside for the day, smiles and excited faces are the usual response. For Aisha it’s [...]

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June 22, 2012  |  No Comments

Kyeitabya – getting...

The Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya is close to completion! The land is now full of freshly planted maize, ground-nuts and other crops. Another exciting [...]

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June 20, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Elizebeth, aka ‘...

Being a college student about to embark on my Senior year, I get asked this question all the time, ‘What are you going to do?’ [...]

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June 18, 2012  |  No Comments

Meet Mama Victor

While the community donates the land and 20,000 hours of labor to the construction project of any of our BT academies, we’ve continued to see [...]

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June 15, 2012  |  No Comments

Cutie-pa-tutti

As much as this adorable future BT student loved to smile, he wasn’t much for talking. What he did tell us is that his name [...]

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June 13, 2012  |  No Comments

10 People You Need To Know

Many of you may be wondering who these children are that attend the Building Tomorrow Academies. Well you’re gonna find out! Our employee Maggie sat [...]

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June 11, 2012  |  No Comments

The Ultimate Community Man

“I did it for the next generation.”
John, one of Christine’s twin sons, is a member of the generous family who donated the land for the [...]

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June 8, 2012  |  No Comments

I’m an idiot.

Last week, our very own Financial Optimist, Liz Braden, traveled to Uganda with BT for the first time to check on our academies and put [...]

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June 5, 2012  |  No Comments

Vantage Point

Looks like things are wrapping up well for our 10th Academy, the Building Tomorrow NA Barakat Academy of Nakaseeta! The roofs are finished and maize [...]

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May 31, 2012  |  No Comments

You Can Do It, Too

Today is the last day for CH2M HILL Harambee Network R.E.A.CH.back Campaign. They’ve done a wonderful job raising money and are close to reaching their [...]

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May 25, 2012  |  No Comments

Never Stop Learning

What are you doing this summer? In the past few months this question has been the topic of discussion for college students. Answers such as [...]

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May 18, 2012  |  No Comments

2011 Annual Report

Check out our 2011 Annual Report for stories, statistics, highlights, photos and financials from the last year!

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May 3, 2012  |  No Comments

Introducing Kabasegwa

Today marks the start of the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kabasegwa (#14!), supported by Kappa Kappa Gamma at The University of Texas at Austin! [...]

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April 30, 2012  |  No Comments

Teacher housing, latrines,...

Downtime is hard to come by for our team in Uganda. With latrine construction and teacher housing going up at Bubeezi, finishing touches and truss-work [...]

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April 27, 2012  |  No Comments

Hope Biked to Uganda!

On Friday, April 20th, the Building Tomorrow chapter at Hope College in Holland, MI Biked to Uganda and raised $4,023 towards a new BT academy [...]

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April 25, 2012  |  1 Comment

Reflections on CGI-U

Liz Braden, my chapter advisor, sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to spend the weekend in Washington D.C. with Bill Clinton. It took [...]

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April 12, 2012  |  No Comments

Building Tomorrow chapter...

written by: Callie Cox l Staff Writer | Doane Line
Passion drives him to help women and children in Uganda, he is fluent in eight languages [...]

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April 9, 2012  |  No Comments

Pay it Forward

A couple times each week, I field a phone call from our Country Director in Uganda, Joseph Kaliisa. He updates the construction progress at a [...]

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April 6, 2012  |  No Comments

Students bike to raise...

originally in the Indiana Daily Student
written by Michael Majchrowicz
photo credit: Chet Strange, Indiana Daily Student

During the last two days, IU students traveled 7,500 miles without [...]

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March 15, 2012  |  No Comments

Health & Education

“The best way to cyclically improve health is by giving children an education.”
We’ve always been big believers that getting involved and being involved in our [...]

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March 13, 2012  |  1 Comment

Service Learning at Mercer

“I want to experience the kind of happiness that comes from helping someone and getting nothing in return,”
wrote Brianne Bower, an honors student at [...]

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March 6, 2012  |  1 Comment

Dream big!

A couple of weeks ago we got an email, completely out of the blue, from Sydni, a youth director from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church [...]

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February 22, 2012  |  No Comments

Organization raising money to...

By John Roberts, Newspage Editor & Erikah Haavie, Contributing Writer
Furman University Campus News
7,613 miles: The approximate distance between Greenville, S.C., and Kampala, Uganda. 3 miles: [...]

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February 17, 2012  |  1 Comment

Patrick

Got an email this week that made our day. Seriously. Here’s the gist:
It was from Empower African Children, an organization providing scholarships to Uganda’s top [...]

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February 16, 2012  |  No Comments

The Importance of Building...

-Hayley Swindell
The Odyssey Online – Texas – Kappa Kappa Gamma
A reoccurring problem that our world seems to constantly be faced with is our twisted way [...]

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January 30, 2012  |  No Comments

#OneDaysEducation

Last week, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown released a report saying “the world is facing a hidden and silent emergency in education.” We couldn’t [...]

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January 27, 2012  |  No Comments

Bubeezi is open!

The Building Tomorrow Academy of Bubeezi, supported by The Engage Network, officially opened this morning. Students will begin class at the start of the first [...]

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January 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

Shotgun

Chances are, you don’t remember the first time you rode in a car. In fact, unless you’ve just taken a newborn home from the hospital, [...]

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January 10, 2012  |  No Comments

The Hip Humanitarian Project...

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