Building Tomorrow Fellowship Program

Harnessing the potential of Uganda’s young leaders.

“This Fellowship has empowered me with the leadership skills to become an agent of change and a role model for young women in the communities I serve.”

Maureen, Building Tomorrow Fellow

Building Tomorrow's Catalysts for Change

Building Tomorrow Fellows are dynamic, multi-talented recent Ugandan university graduates passionate about creating community-wide change in rural communities throughout Uganda. During the two-year program, Fellows support four schools each while working closely with caregivers and community leaders to connect rural youth with life-changing educational opportunities.

Each Fellow is issued a motorcycle that enables them to travel within hard-to-reach areas where our educational programs are most needed and a tablet to assist with data collection so we can continuously monitor our impact. Fellows exhibit our core value of creative ingenuity by implementing the four components at the heart of our Fellowship program.

Enrolling out-of-school children in educational programs

Utilizing the strong relationships they develop in their host communities, Fellows convince children and their caregivers of the importance of education.

Leading Roots to Rise camps and workshops

Fellows teach learners foundational literacy and numeracy skills, at schools and in communities, through our proven Roots to Rise program. Learn More >>

Recruiting Community Education Volunteers

Fellows seek out driven community leaders and provide them with the training and resources to implement education programs and enroll out-of-school children in their villages. Learn More >>

Developing thriving, inclusive schools

Collaborating with school leadership and teachers, Fellows improve student outcomes by implementing Universal Design for Learning techniques to create and support inclusive learning. Learn More >>

The Building Tomorrow Fellowship harnesses the potential of young leaders in one of the youngest countries in the world, resulting in thoughtful, resilient, impact-driven change-makers with the capability and on-the-ground experience to directly address the issue of education inequality in rural communities.

Interested in becoming a Fellow?

Applications for our 8th Cohort will become available this October—check back here to apply.

“This Fellowship has taught me what it takes to mobilize entire communities to take an active role in improving the quality of life and future possibilities for their children.”

Godfrey, Building Tomorrow Fellow

Building Tomorrow Fellows have been creating change since 2015

300

Building Tomorrow Fellows

180

Women Building Tomorrow Fellows

1,027

Primary schools supported by Fellows

7,114

CEVs recruited by Fellows

61,693

Out-of-school children enrolled by Fellows and CEVs

107,298

Learners enrolled in Roots to Rise literacy and numeracy programming

Young leaders committed to social development

Our Fellowship alumni have gone on to become leaders in girls’ education, social innovation, refugee assistance, entrepreneurship, and more. The invaluable skills these young leaders gain from their fellowship enable them to question, engage with, and propose innovative solutions to critical issues in their communities. Our Fellowship Alumni develop comprehensive plans for sustainable community development and put them into action through their lifetime commitment to service.

Hover over a tile below—or click on mobile—to learn more about each Fellow alum.

Stephen

Stephen is the founder of Kisoboka Africa, a social enterprise that empowers parents in Lwengo and Isingiro districts to save, access finances, and build skills to invest in small business that generate income to meet family needs.

Diana

After her Fellowship, Diana created Dallen Youth Savers Organization where youth save their money and get small, low-interest loans to start up or invest in their own business in the Kampala and Kitintale areas.

Innocent

Innocent founded MiAgro Shoppers Limited, a supply chain management company that connects farmers and entrepreneurs to business and customer markets in Kampala and nearby districts through traditional and online sales outlets.

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