Our Team
Building Tomorrow has offices in Indianapolis, Indiana in the U.S. and in Kampala, Uganda. Both are essential to our mission of galvanizing communities to support thriving schools in underserved areas: the U.S. office provides fundraising, technical, and managerial support to the team in Uganda that is focused on identifying communities in need of a school, constructing our schools, and working with the community to manage and support the school after opening.
Leadership
George Srour
Founder & Chief Dreamer (U.S.)
George Srour is the Founder and Chief Dreamer of Building Tomorrow, Inc. (BT). Srour attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where he graduated in 2005 with a major in Government and International Relations. Upon graduation, Srour was awarded the James Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership and the inaugural William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose. Using both awards, Srour started BT from an unused room in his parents’ house in the fall of 2005.

Under Srour’s leadership, Building Tomorrow has constructed classroom space for over 10,000 children in Uganda while engaging a college-based chapter network of students at over 25 universities across the United States. Srour has been recognized for his work in the field of social entrepreneurship by being named an Echoing Green Fellow (’07), a member of the GOOD 100 (’13) and added to the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 list for social entrepreneurs (’13).
Joseph Kaliisa
Country Director (Uganda)
Joseph Kaliisa Bagambaki holds a Bachelors of Business and Administration and a Diploma for social work and project management & administration. He has both managerial/financial and project implementation skills and is experienced in sustainable grass roots programs. Driven by ambition, he has a passion to work for vulnerable women and children; he is a human rights activist. Joesph is currently the Country Director for BT in Uganda.
Uganda Team
Elizabeth Okio
Deputy Country Director
From Agago, in northern Uganda, Elizabeth completed her Masters in Economic Policy and Planning from Makerere University in 2017. Prior to working with Building Tomorrow, Elizabeth served as a regional field coordinator with USAID’s School Health and Reading Program. From her experiences with USAID, Elizabeth brings with her deep knowledge of the practice and behaviors surrounding HIV/AIDS and early grade reading. Following her successful tenure with USAID projects, she joined Building Tomorrow this year to follow through on a strong desire to see healthy readers in underserved areas. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys swimming, watching movies, and relaxing.
Robert Sekadde
Thriving Schools Program Manager, M&E Officer
Robert Sekadde joined BT’s Uganda team in late 2013 and currently serves as Program Manager for the BT Thriving Schools Program + Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Robert has extensive experience over 9 years in child rights activities, with 8 years specifically engaged in education rights promotion. Robert attained a Master’s degree in Human Rights and holds Bachelors in Social Work and Social Administration, along with other certifications. Robert has just attained a graduate certificate in Disaster Resilience Leadership. Professionally, Robert has influenced programming at organizational and government/policy levels, participated in the development f the National Strategic Program Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Uganda, as well as the Vulnerability Index, among others, and has represented organization at both international and national decision making forums.
Africano Byarugaba S.
Needs Assessment Officer
Working with BT as a program Manager in Uganda and facilitates needs assessment for out of school children at community level. Works with communities to do participatory planning, promotes development of strategic partnership and conducts research for tier 1 and 2 for statistical data with numbers of vulnerable children in hard to reach areas.

Africano has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social sciences from Makerere University (Economics and Social Administration) and a postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (PGDPPM) from Uganda Management Institute.

Africano has vast experience working with communities, Community Based Organisations and NGOs in Governance, Capacity Building, HIV/AIDS prevention, Organizational Development, capacity assessment, projects design, proposal writing, Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and carrying out research including needs assessment using PRA methodologies with community based and managed projects.
Doreen Namugenyi
Needs Assessment Officer
Doreen Joined Building Tomorrow Uganda Team in 2011, MS. Doreen Namugenyi holds a bachelor of social work and social sciences (MUK). she has experience and training in psycho-social skills, adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights together with customer care public relations and client retention skills. She has done philanthropic work for women and children especially those victims of the great civil war in northern Uganda rehabilitating them in social life. She is also a human rights activist and has worked closely with various institutions like Uganda police and human rights alert in restoration of women and children’s rights. Doreen currently is involved in the Education transformation of Uganda particularly in underserved communities through social research and analysis.
Edward Munyaneza
Fellows Program Implementation Manager
Edward Muyaneza was born and raised in Kampala but hails from Mirama Hills on the Uganda-Rwanda border. A graduate of Makerere University having studied education, Edward is passionate about sustainable development and is also an education, environment, technology, and social entrepreneurship impact enthusiast, contributing to the Africa we want. He joined Building Tomorrow in October 2016 from King’s College Budo and ASHOKA Changemaker School in Kitante Hill where he served as an Education Officer doing administration and curriculum implementation. Edward is an avid reader, lover of music, swimmer, and believer in Christ. #proudlyChristian
Ronah Mukasa
Logistics and Admin Officer - Thriving Schools Program
Ronah Joined Building Tomorrow Uganda in February 2015, Before joining Building Tomorrow, She trained with Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre as an intern with major interest in health and delivery of Social Services through distributing straight talk booklets, condoms and counseling teenagers on sexually transmitted diseases. She also worked with Simba Telecom Company as a customer care agent receiving and coordinating customer inquiries and complaints. In 2014, she worked with Rosebud limited as an office administrator. Currently, she works with Building Tomorrow Uganda. A strong advocate for promoting and enhancing access to quality education for all children particularly in underserved communities. Holds a bachelors’ degree of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University.
Richard Mawanda
Logistics & Administration Officer - Thriving Schools Program
Born in Central Uganda, Richard Mawanda graduated from Kyambogo University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. In addition to this, Richard holds a Uganda Junior Technical Certificate in Building and Concrete Practice and is well-equipped with knowledge in permaculture by practice.

Prior to joining Building Tomorrow in February 2018, Richard worked with Broadfield Enterprises Uganda, a local permaculture-centered organization, as its Finance Manager.

Richard likes seeing people happy, watching soccer, and reggae music, and is passionate about agripreneurs. His motto is, “Care for people, care for earth, fair share!”
Jjethro Kazungu Benedict
Education Support Officer
Jjethro Joined Building Tomorrow Uganda in February 2016 as Education Support Officer. Before joining building tomorrow, he was the Head Teacher and at the same time Director of Blessed High School- Lubwama, Nakaseke district. He had been a classroom teacher for 10 years, acted as a housemaster at St. Denis Kijaguzo S.S.S, Coordinated all the teachers of Luganda in Nakaseke district and monitored its teaching at primary level. Being a teacher, Jjethro feels should be part of the team that is charged with the duty of providing accessible and affordable education to the un-privileged children of Africa. Jjethro holds a bachelor of arts with Education from Makerere University.
Yafesi Tidhamulala
Finance Officer
Born in Eastern Uganda, Yafesi Tidhamulala holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Accounting from the prestigious Makerere University in Kampala, as well as a diploma in Information Technology.

Before joining Building Tomorrow, Yafesi worked as a Risk Advisor with Jubilee, Uganda’s oldest insurance provider, and also as a Loans Officer with Letshego Uganda Limited, an international banking institution headquartered in Botswana. These roles imparted Yafesi with rich experience with the banking sector, especially related to accountability, money management, and record keeping, and familiarized him with the policies of the Central Bank of Uganda and interacting with people from many different walks of life.

Yafesi is a God-fearing, dynamic, self-motivated person with a high sense of integrity, passion for community service, and drive to aim higher in anything in which he is involved. A good listener with a willingness to learn, Yafesi is excited about seeing others grow in their personal lives and careers.

Yafesi has worked with Building Tomorrow as its Finance Manager since 2016 and is excited to be part of a team that serves underserved children. This focus on the good of the children motivates him to exercise transparency, due diligence, and accountability in all aspects of his role.
Stanley Tukesiga
IT Technician
Stanley was born in Uganda and is a Mukiga from the western part of the country with beautiful hills and natural scenery. Stanley has work experience of four years in IT with various organizations such as ZTE Corporation Company, Exim Bank Uganda limited, Simbanet Uganda limited, and under government entity – National Water and Sewerage Corporation. He also has work experience with Baylor College of Medicines in Mulago Hospital, which ignited his passion for children. Because of his ignited passion for children and the will to make a positive impact in their lives, Stanley was inspired to join Building tomorrow in October 2016 to help us make a difference in under privileged children's access to education. Stanley believes in working smart to achieve dreams and make differences.
Christine “Madam WASH” Namutebi
WASH Program Officer
From Lwengo in Central Uganda, Christine received her Masters in Public Health in 2015 from the International Health Sciences University in Kampala and her Bachelors degree in Agribusiness Management from Makerere University in 2013. Before starting her position as WASH Program Officer with Building Tomorrow, Christine was volunteering with the Ministry of Water, helping to manage contracts and monitor work progress with the Department of Sanitation. Christine joined Building Tomorrow in 2016, following her commitment to improving children’s lives. On the weekends, Christine can be found relaxing at home, and due to her interest in music, watching music videos.
Amanda Grossi
Storyteller
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Amanda received her B.S. in Environmental Science and B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2011. After graduating from UCLA, Amanda served in the Peace Corps as an agroforestry extension agent in rural Senegal from 2011-2013, which jumpstarted her interest in sustainable development and led her to pursue her Masters of Public Administration in Development Practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs—a program emphasizing holistic, multidisciplinary, and systems-level approaches to international development.

Throughout her graduate experience and thereafter, Amanda has worked on an array of projects and initiatives in Kenya, Senegal, and Tanzania with organizations such as the World Agroforestry Center, the Earth Institute, the Clinton Foundation, Plan International, and CNFA in various research, business development, and communications capacities, but her passion and focus have always been on the rural communities and people who initially sparked her interest in development, and especially children, who she believes are in the driver’s seat of where we will go tomorrow.

Amanda is excited to join Building Tomorrow and to apply the skills she has learned throughout her educational and professional experiences to communicate and amplify the powerful stories of the teachers, parents, students, fellows, and masons who are putting one foot in front of the other each day to transform Uganda’s educational system, and is thrilled to work with an organization that not only benefits youth, but also empowers them!
Daniel Aheebwa
Engineer in Residence
Daniel Aheebwa is a Civil Engineer, born and bred in Uganda. He received his Civil Engineering degree after attending Makerere University and has vast engineering design and construction skills.

Daniel believes that civil engineering is all about helping people by solving problems creatively and shaping the world to make our lives much easier, and that it is the work of civil engineers to execute this mandate, even for the most abject communities.

Having attended primary education in a rural setting and learned how Building Tomorrow was impacting rural education in Uganda, Daniel joined the Building Tomorrow team in July 2017 with the aim of applying his skills to impact Building Tomorrow’s construction department and the education sector of Uganda at large. He is God-fearing, aggressive, and a soccer fan!
Henry Katongole
Logistician
Born and raised Wakiso, Uganda, Henry received his diploma in Education from Kyambogo University in 2000. Henry manages all operations at Building Tomorrow—from travel to logistics and administration. Prior to working with Building Tomorrow, Henry worked as a Project Manager of UWESO UK-Trust Masuliita Branch. In his spare time, Henry enjoys reading books of all sorts, especially motivational ones, and attending church, where he can sometimes be found teaching children at Sunday School. Henry joined Building Tomorrow to serve the children of Uganda!
James Ngobi
Community Development Officer
From Iganga District in Eastern Uganda, James received a diploma in Business Administration from Makerere University in 2009, followed by a diploma in Business Information Technology from Kampala University in 2010.

A Community Development Officer with Building Tomorrow Uganda since 2015, James joined the team not just to help Building Tomorrow in its mission of providing quality education to every child but also to seize the opportunity to show his full potential. He is a self-driven, innovative, creative team leader with strong problem-solving skills who has successfully guided the completion of the BT Primary Schools of Bulemezi, Bulingo, Mutyekula, Rwemirondo and Somba.

Before joining Building Tomorrow Uganda, James worked as a Community Development Officer with the Integrated Rural Development Initiative (IRDI) on agriculture and biogas energy projects in Wakiso District.

When he is not at work, James enjoys spending time with his family, especially his son, Angelo, and cheering for the Chelsea soccer team!
Willy Oliso
Community Development Officer
Willy has been working with Building Tomorrow Uganda as a Community Development Officer since 2015. Before Joining Building Tomorrow Uganda, Willy worked as a procurement assistant with Theatre Labonita. He has over 4 years of work experience in community development, project implementation and management, and company procurement and logistics.

Willy holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Kyambogo University and attended certificate trainings in Entrepreneurship from Enterprise Uganda and Guidance and Counselling from Cavendish University Uganda.

In his spare time, Willy enjoys cleaning his compound, washing dishes, cooking, and generally taking care of the house and his wife.
Allan Kamoga
Community Development Officer
From Wakisu in Central Uganda, Allan joined Building Tomorrow as a Community Development Officer in 2013 to serve the underserved. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Management from the Association of Business Managers and Administrators UK.

Before joining Building Tomorrow, Allan worked as a Quality Control Clerk in product and telecoms research with TNS RMS EA Ltd., formerly known as Research International.

For fun, Allan likes to listen to Gospel music, especially Don Moen, play golf and both watch and play soccer (Go Arsenal!).
Emoit Julius Omeke
Community Development Officer
Julius pursued a diploma in Agricultural Engineering and Mechanization from Busitema National College, now known as Busitema University, and is currently working as a community development officer with Building Tomorrow Uganda. His main objective in life is to be a self-reliant and self-sustainable citizen with right leadership, entrepreneurial and intellectual skills that march the changing world today.

He is spiritually and morally brought up to be aware of the challenges of duty in various fields, so he has the conviction that he can measure up to the expectations of any organization and serve as a good citizen of his country and any country in world. As CDO, he is well aware of the challenges of duty, but most important is to provide lasting solutions to these challenges and ensure that they are solved in time.
William Bulungu
Community Development Officer
William joined Building Tomorrow Uganda in 2012 because he wanted to work with young children.

With a background and training in computer repairs, maintenance, and networking, William received his diploma from the Datamine Technical Business School in Kampala. Harnessing these skills, William worked as a librarian at Kabaale Sanje Senior Secondary School and as a computer instructor in Kabaale Sanje Senior Secondary School in Rakia, prior to joining Building Tomorrow.

In his spare time, William enjoys traveling and also conversing with people on different levels.
Fred Kijogwa
Community Development Officer
Born in Eastern Uganda in Kibuku District, Fred attended Uganda Technical College Elgon in Mbale District where he studied mechanical engineering. Before he joined Building Tomorrow in November 2014, Fred was working in Cotofield in Kibuku, fitting machines for cooking oil, as well as a factory in Kyagangyi in Central Uganda fitting machines for coffee.

Fred joined Building Tomorrow because he wanted to work more with communities. For fun, he enjoys watching Chelsea play soccer!
Amai Geoffrey Okuchu
Community Development Officer
Born and raised in Kyoga County in Northern Uganda, Geoffrey joined Building Tomorrow in 2014 as a Community Development Officer to serve the poor and underserved communities about which he has always been passionate and to raise their standard of living. A father of 5 children—one daughter and four sons—Geoffrey himself suffered putting his own children through school and was inspired by Building Tomorrow’s commitment to expanding access to quality education.

Prior to joining Building Tomorrow, Geoffrey received his certificate as a Nursing Assistant from a small referral hospital in Lira and could be found working with poor communities in Amolatar District, mobilizing and sensitizing communities with organizations like the Red Cross about issues such as the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. A man of many talents, Geoffrey also has knowledge of security from his experiences with the military, police force, and British high commission, and worked as a painter for some time!

With his free time, Geoffrey enjoys sharing riddles with his children to build their reasoning skills and also playing games like soccer.
Godfrey Kisolo
Community Development Officer
From Sironko in Eastern Uganda, Godfrey received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kyambogo University in 2013. Before joining Building Tomorrow, Godfrey volunteered with ChildFund, educating various communities, with a focus on women and children, about malaria in the Jinja Distict.

Godfrey has been a Community Development Officer with Building Tomorrow since 2015. He joined the organization to prevent underserved children from feeling the same challenges that he felt as a child, and he is motivated to help children at any opportunity where he can lend a hand.

When he is not at work, Godfrey enjoys watching soccer (Go Manchester United!) and visiting the sick and needy.
Jjumba Cyprian
Community Development Officer
A father to three sons and one daughter, Cyprian joined Building Tomorrow as a Community Development Officer in 2008 due to his passion for community mobilization. His educational background and training are in accounting and computer science, for which he received his diploma from the Kampala College of Commerce.

Leveraging this knowledge, prior to joining Building Tomorrow, Cyprian worked as an accountant with Microscope Newspaper Ltd.

When he is not out in the field mobilizing communities to build quality schools, Cyprian enjoys watching dramas on television.
Vincent Luboobi
Community Development Officer
A Muganda from the Rakai District of Central Uganda, Vincent joined Building Tomorrow as a Community Development Officer 2011 to follow his passion for helping children. During his tenure with Building Tomorrow, Vincent has organized communities around the construction of 6 Building Tomorrow schools, which include the Building Tomorrow Primary Schools of Kabasegwa, Kibimba, Kyeitabya, Lukindu, Mabale, and Wangoma. In addition to his duties as a Community Development Officer, Vincent also assists Building Tomorrow’s Logistician, Henry Katongole, in his administrative and logistical capacities.

When he is not performing these dual roles, Vincent enjoys music, adventuring, travelling, and wildlife!
U.S. Team
Patrick McElroy
Chief of Staff
Patrick joined Building Tomorrow as Chief of Staff in 2018 with 15 years of International Development and Management experience in the US, Tanzania, eSwatini, Namibia, and Madagascar. He is a intercultural specialist, project designer, trainer, project manager, and returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Patrick does this work because access to quality education can change how anyone in our human family understands and uses their potential. He is privileged to work alongside the talented Building Tomorrow team to further this mission.
Kate Rodriguez
Director of Partnerships
Kate spent the summer with Building Tomorrow as the Fundraising and Event Planning Intern in 2013. After completing her Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Kate joined the Building Tomorrow team full-time in 2014. Kate is a native of Indianapolis and loves having the opportunity to make a global impact at a local organization.
Eric Smolen
Digital Coordinator
Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, Eric relocated to Indianapolis to join the Building Tomorrow team as Digital Coordinator in July 2015. He graduated in May 2015 from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with concentrations in Marketing and International Business. This is Eric’s first job experience in the non-profit arena, and he is eager to combine his interest in digital and social media marketing with a desire to make a difference in the world. His passion for impacting young lives was found through various volunteer work with children during college, including organizing an elementary school role model program and coaching youth basketball, and he is excited to share BT’s commitment to improving youth education in Africa.
Olivia Schneider
Program Associate
Olivia graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science and minors in international development and business economics. She has spent about 3.5 years in Uganda through attending a study abroad program in Kampala, conducting an impact evaluation at AVSI Foundation, and working with Arlington Academy of Hope to support government schools in eastern Uganda. Olivia is excited to bring her experience to Building Tomorrow, where she will continue working to support education in Uganda.