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    March 24, 2014

    Chief Dreamer Check-in | Mar 2014

    Where do I begin?
    We’ve had an awesome two weeks at Building Tomorrow. REAL awesome.
    On a sun-filled Friday in the tiny community of Kabasegwa, more than [...]

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    March 14, 2014

    Tunaalabagana

    This time four years ago, graduation was quickly approaching and I still was a bit unsure of what was next. I had spent the last [...]

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    March 3, 2014

    Education is…

    UNC Building Tomorrow created a chalk board with the phrase “Education is…” The organization members were the first to fill in what education meant to [...]

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    February 28, 2014

    Statement on recent legislation in Uganda

    We were disappointed to learn that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has become law. At Building Tomorrow, we envision a world where every child with a [...]

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    February 13, 2014

    Announcing Construction on BT’s 19th Primary School in Uganda

    Building Tomorrow is excited to announce the start of construction on our 19th primary school in Uganda! Follow its progress here and stay tuned as [...]

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    February 10, 2014

    Global Education & Skills Forum: Guest Post

    *Written for and originally posted to the Global Education & Skills Forum Blog
    As humanity continues to digest the astonishing numbers presented by UNESCO’s recently released [...]

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    January 24, 2014

    Chief Dreamer Check-In | Jan 2014

    The commissioning of Building Tomorrow’s 15th primary-level academy started just like any other. Dignitaries offered welcomes as future students organized themselves and kicked things off [...]

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    January 10, 2014

    Mabaale is finished! (And a few favorite photos)

    Earlier this week, members of our Board of Directors, in Uganda for our first international board meeting, had the opportunity to participate in the commissioning [...]

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    December 30, 2013

    BT Fellows: Empowering Head Teachers as Changemakers

    In 2011, Uwezo-Uganda collected data indicating the percentage of P3-P7 students competent in English, Math, and both. On average, in districts where BT is active, [...]

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    December 23, 2013

    The Blueprint

    If you were to ask any member of our team, I am confident they would agree with the sentiment that one of Building Tomorrow’s greatest [...]

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    December 19, 2013

    Innovation

    On a site visit earlier this year, Henry Katongole, now our Chief Community Development Officer brought me over to a foundation wall that had just [...]

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    December 16, 2013

    Keeping the end in mind

    Samford University Chapter’s Building Tomorrow Focus Week 2013
    When it comes to logistics, the Samford University chapter of Building Tomorrow is a study in perseverance and [...]

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    December 11, 2013

    Perspective and a ‘Walk to Uganda’

    “My goal for Building Tomorrow at Pinecrest is not only to raise money to build a classroom but to raise awareness about how privileged we [...]

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    December 3, 2013

    We’re not just building schools anymore.

    We’re partnering, empowering, innovating, sharing and learning every step of the way as we work to provide access to a quality education for hard-to-reach students [...]

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    November 14, 2013

    Thankful

    A few weeks ago, I took a trip to the post office to mail some ‘getting started’ items to Emory University, home to one of [...]

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    October 9, 2013

    Welcome New Board Members

    Indianapolis, IN-The Board of Directors of Building Tomorrow, Inc. has elected three new members. They are Jean S. Blackwell, Elizabeth Schlueter, and Michael Stayton.
    Jean S. [...]

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    Introducing the Building Tomorrow Fellowship

    In a few months, Building Tomorrow will open the doors on its 18th Academy in Uganda, signaling the completion of learning space for 6,300 students. [...]

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    September 19, 2013

    Chief Dreamer Check In | September 2013

    The buzz words ‘monitoring and evaluation,’ have become so hip within international development organizations we’ve coined them a nickname: ‘M&E.’ No doubt, it is a [...]

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    September 12, 2013

    Back to School

    When you work for an organization like Building Tomorrow, where we focus on giving children the opportunity to go to school, it’s hard not to be reflective about your own educational journey.

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    August 28, 2013

    2012: A Year in Review

    On behalf of the growing team at Building Tomorrow, we are thrilled to share with you our 2012 year in review! In many ways, 2012 [...]

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    BT Road Trip 2013

    This fall, I will be taking another BT Road Trip to connect with as many students as possible on new campuses about Building Tomorrow’s work. [...]

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    July 11, 2013

    Is this really my job?

    Brittani Russell, a 2013 Masters of Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Notre Dame, recently joined the BT team as our very own Engineer [...]

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    July 8, 2013

    Power Africa

    To all the students and former students out there, imagine having only until sunset, or around 7 PM, to complete your homework every night. Once [...]

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    July 1, 2013

    Finding Another Way

    Each day walking to the site included a stop at the house of Godfrey, a member of the Bugabo community. Godfrey is an awesome guy [...]

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    June 27, 2013

    Another Visit to Bugabo

    This summer, I was given the opportunity to lead five students involved with BT chapters on a trip to Uganda. We ended up staying in [...]

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    June 17, 2013

    Chief Dreamer Check-In | June 2013

    As our car pulled up to a brand new Building Tomorrow site at Mabaale on the Western edge of Uganda’s central region, more than 170 [...]

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    May 15, 2013

    Meet our interns!

    Yesterday was the first day in the office for our summer interns and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board. Those of [...]

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    April 28, 2013

    Help Others Through Education

    Originally posted by Lucy Reser on April 28, 2013 on the Wofford College Blog
    Through my interviews and experiences in all three countries I have learned [...]

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    April 5, 2013

    Commitment Day!

    At a commitment-signing ceremony in Kalungu, Uganda – home to BT’s 15th and newest academy, supported by One Day’s Wages – parents from surrounding villages [...]

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    March 11, 2013

    Chief Dreamer Check-In | March 2013

    Seven years ago on my first trip to Uganda representing Building Tomorrow, I took out a pen and paper as my plane flew South over [...]

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    February 5, 2013

    Now in stock.

    Order your Building Tomorrow t-shirt today!
    + American Apparel
    + unisex fit
    + 50/50 cotton blend (aka – super soft!)
    + heather black
    + available small-xxl
    $25 (including shipping)
    Contact info [...]

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    January 23, 2013

    Moving Forward

    On the dusty roads of rural northern India, as camels pass carrying loads of bricks and the paved roads give way to dirt paths, many [...]

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    January 16, 2013

    BT Chapters Go Global

    “If you want the true American college experience you should become part of a student organization”.
    This is what our friend told us when we [...]

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    December 10, 2012

    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

    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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    November 28, 2012

    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

    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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    October 24, 2012

    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

    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 2, 2012

    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 19, 2012

    …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

    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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    August 29, 2012

    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

    BT’s looking for an Engineer in Residence

    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 10, 2012

    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

    President Clinton is Building Tomorrow

    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

    Project Funded with One Day’s Wages

    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 1, 2012

    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

    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 25, 2012

    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 9, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    News from Furman University, Greenville, SC

    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 25, 2012

    A Student’s Dream: Class Inside

    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

    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 [...]

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    June 20, 2012

    Meet Elizebeth, aka ‘Betty’

    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

    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 13, 2012

    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

    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

    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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    May 31, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Teacher housing, latrines, roofs & meetings

    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

    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

    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

    Building Tomorrow chapter hosts Ugandan speaker

    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

    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

    Students bike to raise awareness for education in Uganda

    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

    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

    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

    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 17, 2012

    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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    January 30, 2012

    #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

    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

    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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    December 30, 2011

    They said it was the best gift. Ever.

    Just over seven years ago, the Building Tomorrow story began with a special Christmas in Kampala delivery. Today, seven Building Tomorrow academies are on holiday [...]

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    December 27, 2011

    From Key Club to Doane, my experience with Building Tomorrow.

    I first learned about Building Tomorrow during my senior year of high school. Evie Sue Ward, my classmate and district governor, made Building Tomorrow her [...]

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    December 16, 2011

    Education is…

    Words of advice from Sarah Namirembe, Head Teacher of the Building Tomorrow Academy of Kiyamba:
    “Education is important and when you train a woman, you train [...]

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    December 9, 2011

    Hip-Hop & Engineers

    They say smiles are contagious but the students I met at Lutisi brought that statement to a new level. I couldn’t help but smile, no [...]

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    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 [...]

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    November 16, 2011

    BT Construction Team

    We’re Building Tomorrow. Literally. Check out our construction team in Uganda!

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    November 9, 2011

    Small Towns, Big Hearts

    A small high school in a small town in Washington State has teamed up with One Day’s Wages in an effort to fund the construction [...]

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    November 3, 2011

    For the love of toilets.

    Little gets me as excited as showing up to one of our sites and seeing a pit latrine take shape. That might sound crazy, but [...]

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    November 1, 2011

    Five Years of Building Tomorrow

    We celebrated our 5th birthday with a full house at the ArtsGarden in downtown Indianapolis last Friday and it was a HUGE success. We couldn’t [...]

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    October 28, 2011

    We’re 5 Years Old.

    A little more than five years ago, I set out to name a vision of engaging young people in the United States in the quest [...]

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    October 21, 2011

    Gita – The Whole Story

    In the fall of 2005, Jason Franasiak, recent graduate of the College of William & Mary, enrolled in the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine. [...]

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    October 14, 2011

    You’ve met George…now meet his sister.

    A while back we introduced you to George, a then 16 year-old who had made quite a name for himself in the village of Kiyamba, [...]

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    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 [...]

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    October 6, 2011

    Matching Gifts Multiplied

    A couple of months ago, One Day’s Wages, an organization devoted to eradicating extreme global poverty, awarded Building Tomorrow their largest matching grant to-date: $30,000 [...]

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    October 3, 2011

    1.2 Million Reasons to Smile

    One awesome evolution of the Building Tomorrow model has been the willingness of communities to make significant investments in the idea of a community supported [...]

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    September 30, 2011

    Party Time at Hope College

    Here’s some creative fundraising for you: in addition to selling bricks through Building Tomorrow’s OneBrick Campaign, students at Hope College in Holland, Michigan organized a [...]

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    September 28, 2011

    Proud.

    About a year ago, Building Tomorrow teamed up with the Jukes Foundation for Kids to provide ten scholarships for students to continue their studies following [...]

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    September 27, 2011

    Welcome to the team, Edward!

    A couple weeks before each visit I make to Uganda, I send our in-country team a list of meetings, visits and other important things I [...]

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    September 22, 2011

    Run, Miles. Run!

    Building Tomorrow is a big fan of athletic fundraisers. Aside from our national campaign, Bike to Uganda, where students attempt to bike the distance from [...]

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    September 20, 2011

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Christine!

    This 25 (now 26 year-old) donated her birthday to Building Tomorrow via One Day’s Wages “Birthday for a Cause” campaign. Every dollar she raised [...]

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    September 16, 2011

    Here We Go!

    Do you remember the day you realized, ‘wow, I’m a big kid now?’
    That’s the feeling coming over us all right now in the Building Tomorrow [...]

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    September 13, 2011

    Notre Dame Design:Build

    In the fall of 2008, Elijah Pearce, a then undergraduate in the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, reached out to Building Tomorrow. Elijah [...]

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    September 7, 2011

    BT Across the US of A.

    Our college chapters & young supporters are back in action with big plans for the upcoming semester. Kicking things off by making a big splash [...]

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    August 30, 2011

    A School Day in Uganda

    While our students in Uganda are currently on break and won’t be back in school until September 15th, we thought you might like to take [...]

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    August 25, 2011

    What’s in your backpack?

    Students across the country are headed back to school this week. And even if you don’t have kids or siblings of your own, it’s a [...]

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    August 23, 2011

    If this is what 13 year-olds are up to, the future looks brighter.

    Building Tomorrow is founded on the belief that young people are not only full of potential for the future but highly capable of doing great [...]

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    August 18, 2011

    BT, It’s Been Real

    Whether we want to believe it or not, the summer is almost over. Today is the last day in the office for us interns here [...]

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    August 16, 2011

    Corn, Corn, and More Corn.

    Last Friday, BT was given a pretty great opportunity to work the corn booth at the Indiana State Fair to benefit our cause. A team [...]

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    August 12, 2011

    #PhotoOfTheDay

    We often explain the work of BT using words to describe the schools we build, the US students who work hard to raise money and [...]

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    August 10, 2011

    It’s Our Job Now…

    “…to appreciate what we have and work to better opportunities for others.”
    It is our mission at Building Tomorrow to engage youth in philanthropy and help [...]

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    August 8, 2011

    A Read-a-Thon for Education

    This summer we’ve made a point to tell the incredible stories of our BTers and what they’re doing to change the world. One such inspiring [...]

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    August 4, 2011

    the BT Chip-In, sponsored by ExactTarget

    Calling all Indiana Golfers – Close out the summer golf season at the Building Tomorrow Social Investment Council’s 2nd Annual BT Chip-In, sponsored by [...]

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    August 2, 2011

    #BTweetathon

    If you follow us on twitter, maybe you’ve heard a little bit about today’s #BTweetathon. Here at Building Tomorrow, we’re serious about the cause for [...]

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    July 29, 2011

    Moment of Obligation – $1.81

    Building Tomorrow’s Founder & Chief Dreamer, George Srour, shared with us what he considers to be his “moment of obligation” – the point at which [...]

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    July 27, 2011

    Tubasanyukidde

    As the school year approaches, our BT chapters are hard at work. Chapter leaders are making arrangements for call-out meetings, fundraisers, and other activities on [...]

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    July 25, 2011

    Unrecognized Talent

    As the world’s youngest nation, Uganda is a country full of hope and promise. It is a country geared towards a bright future, one that [...]

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    July 22, 2011

    At Home and Abroad

    Lately, our critics have asked us why we choose to work in Uganda when there is so much need at home. The education system in [...]

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    July 20, 2011

    A Birthday Wish for Education

    Every year we wait impatiently to celebrate the one day that is all about us – our birthday. Most birthdays revolve around cake, a song, [...]

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    July 18, 2011

    Meet George and Edith

    In Uganda, one child’s education is a community affair. Today we’d like to introduce two incredible and inspiring teens who have committed themselves to providing [...]

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    July 15, 2011

    The Cost of Doing Nothing

    A lot of organizations will tell you how little it costs to make a difference towards their cause. It’s important to recognize the tangible change [...]

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    July 13, 2011

    Drum Roll Please…

    BT Nation, get excited, because earlier this week, Building Tomorrow officially joined forces with an awesome organization called One Day’s Wages. Through this partnership we [...]

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    July 11, 2011

    Meet Esther and Gertrude at Gita

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared many stories about our BT supporters in the United States. Everyone from elementary school sit-for-good participants to college [...]

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    July 8, 2011

    Everyone is Building Tomorrow

    So you’ve browsed the “Get Involved” page on our website and identified with our cause. You’re passionate about education equality and that makes Building Tomorrow [...]

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    July 6, 2011

    Why Are You Building Tomorrow?

    How exactly do volunteers and donors differentiate one non-profit organization from the next? We wondered, too – so here are a few statements from our [...]

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    July 4, 2011

    Random Opportunities for Kindness

    BT supporters have come across our cause in more ways than we are even aware of, so it comes as no surprise when Ellie Chernosky [...]

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    July 1, 2011

    You Are What You Wear

    People and societies are deliberate in choosing how to dress themselves, because clothes fill more than one role. They protect us from our environments, decorate [...]

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    June 29, 2011

    LugaFlow Flavor

    So earlier this week we released our very first music video – a cover of “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa. We like to think that it’s made [...]

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    June 27, 2011

    Build

    Maybe you didn’t know this about us, but the Building Tomorrow Team is made up of a pretty sweet (and gangster) group of people. We’ve [...]

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    June 24, 2011

    James Wood High School

    We got an exciting letter in the mail on Monday from a young BT supporter. Emily Crawford, a Key Club student at James Wood High [...]

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    June 22, 2011

    The Ndere Dance Troupe

    If you’ve ever traveled to Uganda, chances are you’ve witnessed a performance by the famous Ndere Dance Troupe. If not – you’re missing out.
    As we [...]

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    June 20, 2011

    The Beautiful Game in Uganda

    Athletic competition is an important part of most cultures worldwide. The popularity of such events as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup testify to [...]

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    June 16, 2011

    The very first Bike to Uganda

    Although our founder, George Srour, hails from the College of William & Mary, Building Tomorrow’s first official fundraiser took place at his rival school – [...]

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    June 14, 2011

    If you’ve seen a lot of orange on FB lately…

    Then our profile picture campaign is working. So far 100 Building Tomorrow supporters have changed their profile-pictures to our logo as a way of pledging [...]

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    June 9, 2011

    Today is Ugandan Heroes’ Day

    So we thought we’d take the time to recognize all of the incredible students and individuals who dedicate themselves to Building Tomorrow everyday. We often [...]

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    June 2, 2011

    So when we say we’re Social Entrepreneurs…

    …we mean we’re in the business of making the world a better place. Social entrepreneurship is a fairly new course of action that combines two [...]

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    May 31, 2011

    Learn Luganda

    Building Tomorrow is launching a new Twitter campaign to help our associates and supporters learn Luganda, the most widely spoken language in Uganda. At the [...]

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    May 26, 2011

    A is for Avocado

    Jjumba Cyprian is a soft-spoken man. Three years ago as construction began at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita, Jjumba took interest in the work [...]

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    May 24, 2011

    Why We Do What We Do – A BT Intern’s point of view

    The number of charities and organizations representing various causes can be overwhelming. The search term “non-profit organizations” itself gets 38,800,000 hits on Google. So it’s [...]

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    May 19, 2011

    YesKidzCan!

    Here at BT, we know a good thing when we see it. And YesKidzCan! is definitely a good thing. This organization supports social entrepreneurism and [...]

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    May 10, 2011

    Building Communities

    Last summer, Natalie Sutton founded a chapter of Building Tomorrow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and in one year, raised nearly $36,000 with [...]

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    April 18, 2011

    The Road Ahead

    Over the last 24 hours, the Building Tomorrow staff have received a number of e-mails, text messages and phone calls wondering what we think of [...]

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    April 6, 2011

    Plan B

    One of the many things we’ve learned over time at Building Tomorrow is the importance of Plan B (and C, D, E, F, etc.). In [...]

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    April 5, 2011

    Place a brick.

    (The following is a poem written by one of our supporters, Fernanda Cámara. We hope you like it as much as we do!)

    Place a brick.
    Host [...]

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    March 28, 2011

    Getting involved is easier than you think.

    As Building Tomorrow gets bigger and bigger, more people are joining this great cause. One of those many people is I, Tori Blum, the thirteen [...]

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    March 22, 2011

    World Water Day

    Amazzi.
    If you’re at a Building Tomorrow site, amazzi is a vital ingredient. Not only must jerrycan after jerrycan be filled of it to mix [...]

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    March 8, 2011

    In honor of International Women’s Day…

    Four years ago when our Building Tomorrow country director arrived for his first meeting in a tiny village called Lutisi, he was greeted by a [...]

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    February 25, 2011

    90 Percent.

    For four years we have shared with you some pretty exciting stories—new Building Tomorrow Academies getting built, students raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in [...]

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    February 22, 2011

    Director’s Take: Uganda’s Presidential Elections

    As elections have consumed Uganda over the last few weeks, many supporters and colleagues have inquired as to my thoughts about the elections and who [...]

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    February 8, 2011

    What can you do with a dollar?

    In 90 seconds, we can make one brick in Uganda.
    In time, we’ll make 24,000 bricks.
    And 24,000 bricks builds a school;
    that empowers a community;
    who raises a [...]

    filed under: Blog, Events — Tags: , , — admin @ 11:21 am

    January 25, 2011

    What does an education cost?

    My dad always told me that nothing in life is free. Turns out…he was right.
    In 2000, the United Nations declared Universal Primary Education as a [...]

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    December 6, 2010

    bricks > coffee

    by Katelin Carter, VP of Outreach at the Building Tomorrow Chapter at Ball State University
    (link to original bsubt.wordpress.com)

    This video is of community volunteers making stabilized [...]

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    December 2, 2010

    World Cup Perspective

    Following the announcement of the host countries for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments (to be held in Russia and Qatar respectively), the [...]

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    October 30, 2010

    Starting somewhere.

    by Valerie Carnevale, VP of Fundraising at the Building Tomorrow Chapter at Ball State University
    (link to original bsubt.wordpress.com)
    I was driving home today, listening to the [...]

    filed under: Blog — admin @ 6:35 am

    October 13, 2010

    Updates from Uganda: Jomba

    Finishing touches on the P6 classroom floor @ the BT Academy of Jomba!

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    September 23, 2010

    5 years. 38 million children.

    It’s 2010. And there are still 38 million children in sub-Saharan Africa who do not have access to primary education.
    Ten years ago, the Millennium Development [...]

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    August 2, 2010

    Nakaseeta 8/2/2010

    Brand new construction photos of BT’s N.A. Barakat Academy of Nakaseeta

    filed under: Blog — Tags: , , , — admin @ 12:45 pm

    July 1, 2010

    Building Tomorrow’s 3 Clicks 1 Brick Challenge!

    We’re trying to raise the resources for a new classroom in Uganda and we need your help!
    We’ve secured the help of a donor who has [...]

    filed under: Blog — Tags: , — admin @ 1:32 pm

    June 10, 2010

    More Photos from the Uganda Trip

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    June 8, 2010

    6/8 Update

    The group has officially departed Uganda and are on their way back home to the U.S.

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    June 7, 2010

    6/7 Update

    The trip winds down with the final days in Kyeitabya.

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    June 2, 2010

    6/2 Update

    The grouped teamed up with community members to tackle a big problem: termites.

    filed under: Blog — admin @ 12:05 pm

    June 1, 2010

    6/1 Update

    A relaxing weekend highlights the end of an eventful week for the group.

    filed under: Blog — admin @ 1:09 pm

    May 28, 2010

    5/28 Uganda Update

    Another busy day at the construction site.

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    May 27, 2010

    5/27 Uganda Update

    Some serious manual labor and yoga highlight a busy day in Kyeitabya.

    filed under: Blog — admin @ 11:52 am

    May 26, 2010

    Uganda Update

    Armed with machetes and an indomitable spirit, the group begins work in Kyeitabya.

    filed under: Blog — admin @ 11:54 am

    May 24, 2010

    Let the work begin!

    The team arrived safely in Kyeitabya and attended the Uganda-Kenya soccer match over the weekend.

    filed under: Blog — admin @ 12:43 pm

    May 19, 2010

    Uganda in T-1 Days!

    Tomorrow, a delegation of eight students from the University of Notre Dame & DePauw University will join BT on a trek across the Atlantic. Destination: Kyeitabya, Uganda.

    filed under: Blog — admin @ 10:34 am

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