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Building Tomorrow Fellows

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Building Tomorrow Fellows are an essential component of the Thriving Schools Program. During a two-year Fellowship, Fellows are embedded in four rural schools and their surrounding communities, working to develop schools that thrive long past Building Tomorrow's involvement. Fellows work includes:

Ensuring school leadership have the tools and training needed to manage a Thriving School.

Enrolling out-of-school children to ensure every child has the opportunity to receive a primary education.

Working alongside teachers and school leadership to improve student outcomes through Building Tomorrow’s Roots to Rise initiative.

Empowering the local community via recruitment of Community Education Volunteers to support the development of the school and its students.

Fellows' Impact

150

Fellows deployed

605

Schools supported

3,400

Community Education Volunteers engaged

37,907

Formerly out-of-school children re-enrolled by Fellows & CEVs

*All numbers aggregated since the start of the program in 2015 and current as of August 2019.

Apply to become a Fellow

Building Tomorrow is looking for exuberant recent university graduates to become the 6th Cohort of Building Tomorrow Fellows and take on the challenge of creatively improving Uganda’s public primary education during a 2-year fellowship.

Deadline to apply: 5 pm EAT, Friday, 22 November 2019

Apply Now Requirements & FAQs

*Please note, you will be prompted to sign into a Google account to apply via the online form so you may upload necessary documents and receive a copy of your responses. If you do not have a Google account, you can easily create a Google acccount following the instructions linked here.

Join us for an information session

We welcome you to join us for an information and Q&A session about the Fellows Program on Wednesday, 13th November from 2-5 pm at the Building Tomorrow offices located at AMFIU House, Plot 679, Wamala Road, Najjanankunbi.

Requirements & Frequently Asked Questions

Program Qualification Requirements

What are the qualification requirements for the program?

  • Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or higher institution of learning.
  • Aged 25 years and below, with no more than 2 years of post-university training.
  • Possess a passion for education equality, creative ingenuity, a relentless work ethic, and belief in collaboratively engaging with others.
  • Able to work in rural and hard to reach districts, and willing to relocate and base in these districts. Placement districts include Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Luweero, Mityana, Mubende, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Iganga, Kamuli, Namayingo, Namutumba, Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Hoima, Kibaale, Kiryandongo, Masindi.
  • Able to speak any of the local languages in the placement districts listed above.
  • Good communication skills and high degree of leadership, specifically emotional intelligence.
  • Commit to complete 24 months of the leadership journey with strict compliance to Building Tomorrow code of conduct.
  • Computer literate and demonstrates mastery of computer essentials.

I am older than 25 years of age, can I still apply for the Fellows Program?

Unfortunately, we only accept applicants 25 years and younger. If older than 25 years of age, you are not eligible for the program and may not apply.

I do not have a bachelor's degree, can I still apply for the Fellows Program?

The Fellows Program only admits young graduates with a bachelor’s degree and above. If you only hold a diploma, certificate or any other qualifications below a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for the program and may not apply.

I am currently in my final year of University, can I still apply if I have not graduated?

If you are in the final year of University and completed your final examinations, yes you are eligible and may apply. The program admits university students that have completed final examinations, but have not yet graduated. If you are currently processing your testimonial and transcripts, you are eligible to apply, and if successfully placed in the Fellows Program, you are expected to be fully available from December 2019.

I hold a Master’s degree, can I apply for the Fellows Program?

Yes, you can apply for the Fellows Program, but must be aged 25 years or younger, with field experience of 2 years or fewer.

Do I need to pay to be placed in the Fellows Program?

No applicant is required to pay for placement in the Fellows Program.

Application Submission

When is the submission deadline for applications to the Fellows Program?

The submission deadline is 5 pm EAT, Friday, 22 November 2019. Applications submitted after this date/time will not be considered.

I would like to apply for the Fellows program - what are the procedures for applying?

You must apply online via the Fellows application form linked above. Please note, you will be prompted to sign into a Google account to apply via the online form so you may upload necessary documents and receive a copy of your responses. If you do not have a Google account, you can easily create a Google acccount following the instructions linked here. Upon submitting the online form, you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of your responses at the email address you listed in the form.

How will I know that my application is successfully submitted?

Upon submitting the online form, you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of your responses at the email address you listed in the form.

When should I expect feedback after submission of my application?

We will endeavor to provide feedback on application progress (successful or not) by close of November 29th, 2019. Notification will be via email, so please ensure email provided in application form is correctly stated.

Other Questions

You didn't answer my question - who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact fellows@buildingtomorrow.org with any additional questions. You may also join us for an information and Q&A session about the Fellows Program on Wednesday, 13th November from 2-5 pm at the Building Tomorrow offices located at AMFIU House, Plot 679, Wamala Road, Najjanankunbi.