the bt fellows program

Creating thriving schools by supporting head teachers as change-makers & strengthening the human capacity of hard-to-reach schools across Uganda

the challenge

Building Tomorrow works in very rural, hard-to-reach communities, where teachers are often isolated, without easy access to a network of peers and professional development. Where School Management Committees are ill-equipped to effectively carry out their responsibilities. Where local government officers are severely limited in their time and resources to monitor progress. And, perhaps most importantly, where parents often see little value in investing in a system that is failing their children.

the program

In short, the BT Fellows Program aims to catalyze systemic change across Uganda’s public education system by strengthen the school leadership to transform the failing public schools. The program engages Uganda’s youth in developing holistic and long-term solutions to systemic issues plaguing their country. Throughout the process, these young people go on their own transformational journey to realize their true potential and commit to the development of communities in their own way.


Thank you for your interest in applying for the Building Tomorrow Fellows Program. The deadline to apply for our 4th Cohort has passed, and we will be notifying those who we have chosen to continue to the next stage of the application process shortly.

The next opportunity to apply to become a Building Tomorrow Fellow will be Fall 2018.

fellows will address the following:
& inclusive growth
building the
capacity of
head teachers
building a
cadre of
national builders
450 Head teachers empowered.
3,600 Community leaders trained.
38,200 Out-of-school children enrolled and retained.