Education powered by local communities
Building Tomorrow is a community-powered organization that harnesses the potential of local change-makers to connect learners across rural Uganda with transformational education programs.
Our innovative at-home and community-based literacy and numeracy initiatives are improving student learning outcomes amid the education crisis that has resulted from the longest continuous COVID-19 school closure in the world.
Where we work
We provide training, resources, and support to community members in districts across Uganda.
They serve learners in some of the most remote villages in the country, where many families lack access to smartphones and stable internet connection. Our virtual and at-home learning programs provided the only formal education these families had access to for the duration of Uganda’s nearly two-year school closure.
Our holistic model of community-based change provides a sustainable solution to education inequality in Uganda.
Since our founding in 2006, our programs have provided crucial educational programming to thousands of learners in Uganda.
Learners enrolled in Roots to Rise literacy and numeracy programming
of Roots to Rise learners improve at least one learning level in literacy or numeracy
Community Education Volunteers recruited to support learning efforts
Out-of-school children enrolled
recent Ugandan university graduates trained as Building Tomorrow Fellows
Building Tomorrow Primary Schools opened