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BT Academy of Kyeitabya
NEW | The Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya celebrated its completion on Friday, August 3, 2012!

supported by The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

On May 25th, 2010 8 University students, 6 from the University of Notre Dame and 2 from DePauw University, and a BT Staff member joined forces with Kyeitabya community members to begin construction on its ninth academy: the Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya. Kyeitabya is supported by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture through the generosity of Matthew and Joyce Walsh. The Academy, designed by University of Notre Dame Architecture students, will be BT’s ninth in Uganda and construction is expected to take approximately 12 months. Once open, the BT Academy of Kyeitabya will join the nearly-completed BT Academy of Sentigi as the second location supported by the ND community.

Leaders in the Kyeitabya area have already demonstrated a fierce commitment to bringing a new, permanent school structure to their village. After BT passed up the location in 2008 on account of a poor access road and the high prices of land, a community mobilizing committee was established to remedy both situations. Eighteen months later, lay leaders effectively persuaded local authorities to grade the road, three acres of land were donated for the Academy and over 20,000 hours of labor were pledged to support construction efforts.

Kyeitabya is located 45km north of Kampala in Kiboga District. Approximately 450 children in immediate proximity of the Academy are currently without access to a permanently built classroom. The Academy will be BT’s second to be built using a newly-adopted interlocking soil-stabilizing block (ISSB) produced on site, entirely from local materials.

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Blog Roll

March 14, 2013

Truer words…

pictured – Shelley, a P3 student at the new BT Academy of Kyeitabya

September 6, 2012

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 [...]

August 3, 2012

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 [...]

June 22, 2012

Kyeitabya – getting close!

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 [...]

November 24, 2011

We’re thankful for…

…energetic students, teachers, supporters and partners in the US; community volunteers, government leaders, teachers and dedicated staff in Uganda; donors around the world; … the [...]

October 11, 2011

Meet Agnes

Last week I found myself sitting amongst a group of kids doing my best to communicate in Luganda, which I’ll admit wasn’t very good, when [...]

September 19, 2011

University of Notre Dame School of Architecture – Building Tomorrow

Original article in University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Newsletter, September 19, 2011
Building Tomorrow is one of the newest student groups at the School [...]

June 7, 2011

Storms rolling in

Storms roll in during rainy season over the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya.

April 27, 2011

Construction at Kyeitabya

The ring beam was recently cast at on the 1st classroom block at the BT Academy of Kyeitabya and the 2nd classroom block is beginning [...]

February 11, 2011

Photo of the week: Construction in Kyeitabya

January 6, 2011

Photo of the week: Updates from Kyeitabya

November 29, 2010

Photo of the week: Sarah

Meet Sarah

name Sarah Wanyana
age 7 years old (musanvu)
home Kyeitabya, Uganda (Kiboga District)
class P2
Sarah lives with her mother and two of her six older siblings. Unfortunately, Sarah’s [...]

October 25, 2010

Meet Kayima

name Joseph Kayima (Kayima)
age 5 years old (tanno)
home Kyeitabya, Uganda (Kiboga District)
class starting P1 next year
Kayima is your typical 5-year old…all hugs one moment and [...]

Photo of the week: Kayima

October 4, 2010

Video of the week: Brick making 101

Community volunteers in Uganda’s Kiboga District form interlocking stabilized soil bricks (ISSBs) for the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya. The bricks are made from [...]

September 13, 2010

Video of the week: tour the future BT Academy of Kyeitabya

Meet Paolo

name. Paolo Ssekate
age. 8 years old (munana)
home. Kyeitabya, Uganda (Kiboga District)
class. P1
Paolo is all personality. It doesn’t hurt that he’s positively adorable, too but that’s [...]

Photo of the week: Paolo!

August 24, 2010

Meet Shaloni

Shaloni Nakayemba, age 9, lives in Kyeitabya with her mother and two of her six older siblings: Nasuna and Godfrey. To make a living, Shaloni’s [...]

July 26, 2010

Arch Students Build School in Uganda

Notre Dame students team up with Indianapolis non-profit Building Tomorrow to build schools in Uganda

June 17, 2010

Laying Foundation for Change in Uganda

While most college graduates spend the weeks after graduation traveling or relaxing before starting a job, Brian Droste spent his time laying the foundation for a school in Uganda.

May 20, 2010

Academy of Kyeitabya

KAMPALA—Building Tomorrow, Inc. (BT) is proud to announce the commencement of construction at the BT Academy of Kyeitabya supported by the University of Notre Dame (ND).