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March 24, 2014  |  No Comments

Chief Dreamer Check-in | Mar...

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 20, 2014  |  1 Comment

School #20…and counting!

Thanks to the generosity of Indiana University, DePauw University, Hope College and, now, the community of Kibimba, Uganda – construction has started on our 20th [...]

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February 13, 2014  |  No Comments

Announcing Construction on BT&...

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  |  No Comments

Global Education & Skills...

*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  |  No Comments

Chief Dreamer Check-In | Jan...

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  |  No Comments

Mabaale is finished! (And a...

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  |  No Comments

BT Fellows: Empowering Head...

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  |  No Comments

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 3, 2013  |  No Comments

We’re not just building...

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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October 9, 2013  |  No Comments

Introducing the Building...

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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July 11, 2013  |  No Comments

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 1, 2013  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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 25, 2013  |  No Comments

It takes a village

On a gently sloping hill, just off a dirt road, in a little village a couple hours drive outside of Kampala, sit 172 smiling students [...]

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June 17, 2013  |  No Comments

Chief Dreamer Check-In | June...

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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June 6, 2013  |  No Comments

Kidula is Open!

On May 25, 2013, four University of Chapel Hill students joined families, students, community leaders, and Ministry officials to open Building Tomorrow’s 11th primary school [...]

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April 5, 2013  |  1 Comment

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 20, 2013  |  No Comments

BT-Uganda

Our entire team in Uganda last week after a long day of hands-on construction training with UVA architecture grad-student, Megan Suau, and Engineer Richard Tatyaba.
Clockwise [...]

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March 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Chief Dreamer Check-In | March...

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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January 23, 2013  |  No Comments

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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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December 30, 2011  |  No Comments

They said it was the best gift...

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 16, 2011  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

BT Construction Team

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

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November 3, 2011  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

Five Years of Building...

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 11, 2011  |  No Comments

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 3, 2011  |  1 Comment

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 28, 2011  |  2 Comments

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  |  No Comments

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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August 30, 2011  |  No Comments

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 12, 2011  |  No Comments

#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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July 29, 2011  |  No Comments

Moment of Obligation – ...

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 25, 2011  |  No Comments

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  |  2 Comments

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 18, 2011  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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  |  1 Comment

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  |  No Comments

Meet Esther and Gertrude at...

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 1, 2011  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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 22, 2011  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

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 17, 2011  |  1 Comment

“Be serious and you will...

Building Tomorrow’s Country Director in Uganda, Joseph Kaliisa, addresses a group of P7 (7th grade) students at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Lutisi, supported by [...]

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June 7, 2011  |  No Comments

Storms rolling in

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

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May 26, 2011  |  No Comments

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 10, 2011  |  No Comments

Bubeezi Under Construction

Construction continues on the third & final classroom block at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Bubeezi in Mpigi District.

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April 27, 2011  |  No Comments

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 [...]

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March 22, 2011  |  No Comments

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  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Gertrude

Gertrude Nanugga has lived in Gita, Uganda her whole life. She has seven children and eight grandchildren. While she only went to school through P3, [...]

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In honor of International...

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  |  No Comments

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 24, 2011  |  No Comments

Helping To Build Uganda’...

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February 22, 2011  |  1 Comment

Director’s Take: Uganda&...

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 17, 2011  |  2 Comments

Jomba – Footage of the...

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Introducing…the BT...

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon to officially declare the new…

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February 14, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Bubeezi

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February 11, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week:...

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February 9, 2011  |  No Comments

3 campaigners, 6 years, 7...

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February 8, 2011  |  No Comments

video of the week: Updates...

Check out photos & video footage from our latest trip to Uganda! Academies featured: Gita, Jomba, Kyeitabya, Kiyamba, Nakaseeta & Bubeezi! Also hear a few [...]

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February 4, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba #5

The BT Academy of Jomba (#7) is open!

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February 3, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba #4

Community members, family & friends of future BT students worked together to ready the BT Academy of Jomba for its opening.

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February 2, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba #3

A HUGE thank you to the City of Indianapolis and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for supporting the construction of the new BT Academy of [...]

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February 1, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba #2

Community leaders (in yellow) celebrate the opening of their new Academy with lots and lots of singing and dancing! These leaders make up Building Tomorrow’s [...]

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January 31, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba daily photo 1!

A classroom cleaned & ready for desks at the new BT Academy of Jomba, supported by the City of Indianapolis and the University of Wisconsin-River [...]

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January 27, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Allan

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January 18, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Jomba’...

Over the weekend, community members, local leaders, BT staff, supporters from the US and even the VP of Uganda came together to celebrate the opening [...]

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January 6, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Updates...

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December 13, 2010  |  1 Comment

Video of the week: Happy...

Our school bells are ringing. All thanks to you.
Happy Holidays!
-the Building Tomorrow team
(thanks to Lauren Henson for the piano music!)

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December 8, 2010  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Finishing...

Finishing touches are being added to the Building Tomorrow Academy of Jomba, jointly supported by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the City of Indianapolis.

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November 29, 2010  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Sarah

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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 [...]

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November 19, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week: Lutisi in...

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November 15, 2010  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Design &...

From concept to construction…Building Tomorrow’s N.A. Barakat Academy of Nakaseeta is taking shape.
Designed by a team of engineers with Gifford LLP in London, winners [...]

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November 12, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week: How are we...

Hear from Joseph Kaliisa, BT’s Country Director in Uganda, as he describes many of the ways he and his staff are Building Tomorrow for thousands [...]

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November 8, 2010  |  1 Comment

Photo of the week: What do you...

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November 5, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week:...

Hundreds of community members enjoy song and dance celebrations at the opening of their new school, the BT Academy of Sentigi, supported by the University [...]

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BT ‘Walks the Talk,â€...

NOVEMBER 2, 2010—More than 200 community members, future students and local dignitaries officially opened the Building Tomorrow Academy of Sentigi, supported by the University of [...]

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October 25, 2010  |  1 Comment

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 [...]

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Photo of the week: Kayima

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October 20, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week: Practicing...

Students at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Lutisi, supported by Key Club International, practice their English for friends and family at their school’s anniversary celebration.

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October 14, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week: an...

Jennifer Bunkwaitse, Headmistress at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Lutisi, supported by Key Club International, talks to Building Tomorrow about what she likes most about [...]

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October 13, 2010  |  No Comments

Updates from Uganda: Jomba

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

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October 12, 2010  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Nakaseeta

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September 27, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week: an...

In the early spring of 2009, when BT first visited the community of Sentigi to discuss the possibility of opening the community’s first-ever permanent school [...]

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Photo of the week: Apollo...

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September 23, 2010  |  No Comments

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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September 20, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week: A donor&...

Joseph Kaliisa, Building Tomorrow’s Country Director in Uganda, describes the impact your donations & support have on students & communities throughout Uganda.

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Photo of the week: Progress at...

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September 13, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week: tour the...

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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 [...]

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Photo of the week: Paolo!

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September 6, 2010  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Exams at...

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August 30, 2010  |  No Comments

Video of the week – A...

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Photo of the week: ISSBs for...

The future BT Academy of Bubeezi, supported by The Engage Network, is BT’s first to be constructed using interlocking stabilized soil brick (ISSB) technology. The [...]

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August 25, 2010  |  1 Comment

BT Academy of Gita, supported...

KAMPALA (18 August 2010)—Hundreds of parents, families, students and prominent local leaders joined in a seven-hour chorus of celebration commemorating the grand opening of the [...]

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August 24, 2010  |  No Comments

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 [...]

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Photo of the week: Immaculate

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August 2, 2010  |  No Comments

Nakaseeta 8/2/2010

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

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July 26, 2010  |  No Comments

Arch Students Build School in...

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

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July 16, 2010  |  1 Comment

Indy social-profit building...

Working for equal education, brick by brick

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