BT Begins Construction in Kiyamba


New primary school funded by Butler University’s chapter of Ambassadors for Children will be BT’s first school in the Kiboga District

INDIANAPOLIS—Building Tomorrow, Inc. (BT) is proud to announce the June 2008 groundbreaking of a new primary school in Kiyamba, Uganda. Students from the Butler University chapter of Ambassadors for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., raised the $35,000 necessary to start construction.

The Academy will be located about 85 km from the Kampala City Center on three acres of land just off Hoima Road, the main road through the Kiboga District. This is BT’s first academy in the district.

With construction beginning immediately, Kiyamba’s school is scheduled to be completed in February 2009. A group of Butler undergraduate students from Ambassadors for Children will be traveling to Kiyamba in June to help with construction.

This is the fifth BT Academy, and it will have a blueprint similar to the other schools. The school will include seven classrooms, headmaster’s office, reception area and library to provide space for up to 325 children in grades P1 through P7.

“It is exciting to be building our fifth school. Hundreds of children have been given hope for a future through these schools, and offering them an education helps the whole country of Uganda. It’s all because thousands of young people in the U.S. want to make a difference in the world,” BTExecutive Director George Srour said.

BT Academies are constructed through a partnership with the local community and government that enables children to attend BT Academies at no cost. For many children, this is their first opportunity to receive a formal education.

Building Tomorrow, Inc. is an international non-profit organization working to empower young people by raising funds and awareness for the construction of primary school academies serving vulnerable children throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The organization’s first school built in partnership with Meeting Point Kampala opened in May 2006 and currently serves approximately 400 children. Based in Indianapolis, Ind., BT works with about 15 college campuses across the United States and has a partnership with Key Club International, a high school service organization with over 245,000 members worldwide.

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