Travel to Uganda
this is not a vacation
Selected participants will have the opportunity to help build a school that they made possible. Literally. While the full itinerary will not be set for some time, feel confident in the fact that at least 7 of your days on the ground will be spent at various BT construction sites. Get ready to get your hands dirty.
Worried about too much heavy lifting? Each day you work you will be joined by countless community members – mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and even students themselves – who anxiously await the day the school will open and eagerly volunteer their time to construct it. And they do it every week.
Case in point. Ventril’s grandmother, age 83, was the first person at the construction site, moving bricks, clearing the land, and rallying the rest of the community to come help, too. If she can do it, so can we.
you will be safe
BT works throughout central Uganda and our current sites are within a 2.5 hour radius of downtown Kampala. BT always stays at the same hotel, located next to the offices of UNICEF, UNHCR and the WFP.
you will have fun
Guaranteed. You will be surrounded by motivated and like-minded peers that you, by default, already have something in common with. BT. What could be better than that?
you won’t change the world in 2 weeks
But that’s just it. By going with us, be confident in knowing that you are part of something greater. That long before you arrived and long after you leave: Chapters will continue to raise money. Communities will continue to build. Schools will continue to open. Students will continue to get an education.
your trip will not end after 2 weeks
Quite simply, there is much more work to be done. We see the trip (and hope that you agree with us) as an incredible opportunity to interact with other students, share ideas, and brainstorm a plan of action for how you can use your experiences in Uganda as a springboard to make change on your campus for BT.