Five years ago, in partnership with Educate A Child, Building Tomorrow made it our mission to enroll 51,000 out-of-school children across Uganda by 2019.
This April, we enrolled our 51,941st out-of-school child. And while we set our sights on enrolling even more children in the coming years, looking back on the last five - it was quite the journey…
Let's start with some simple math:
Building Tomorrow Fellows deployed since 2014.
Community Education Volunteers recruited by Fellows.
combined hours supporting education
These hundreds of thousands of hours were spent
Traveling to rural and remote areas of Uganda via cramped buses and small motorcycles.
Crisscrossing villages and farms on foot.
Engaging school and community leaders to identify children who have left school.
Patiently discussing the importance of education with reluctant parents.
Fellows and CEVs revisited discussions and pushed again and again for action until…
An out-of-school child enrolled in school!
All the long hours and weary miles in blistering heat and deafening monsoons, in dust and in sweat to unlock education for children like…
We brought an eager learner to school
for the past five years.
And when you add them all up, you get
out-of-school children enrolled
And as we celebrate this accomplishment, we're motivated to dive right back in and continue enrolling out-of-school children until every child receives an inclusive, transformative education.