Mission: Building Tomorrow envisions a world where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent and local place to do so. Working towards this goal, Building Tomorrow empowers young people to invest their resources, time and talents in providing students in East Africa with access to an education.
Results: Through June 2013, BT has raised over $1.2 million USD in support of its work in Uganda, breaking ground on its sixteenth primary-level academy. By partnering with the Clinton Global Initiative, we are aiming to break ground on our 60th school by the end of 2016. BT has received recognition as an up-and-coming social change org. by Echoing Green and the Waldzell Institute of Austria. BT’s work has been featured in The Huffington Post (USA), The Indianapolis Star (USA), Indianapolis Monthly (USA), The Daily Monitor (UG), The New Vision (UG), multiple university publications and a variety of blogs and online magazines. George Srour, founder of BT, was listed in Forbes' "30 Under 30" for Social Entrepreneurship in 2012. "I wouldn't have thought to do it, but Building Tomorrow did, and the world is better for it." -President Bill Clinton today in NYC on the Building Tomorrow model.
Direct beneficiaries per year: • Today, seven BT academies are open, serving roughly 1,500 children each day. Locations of open BT academies include: Meeting Point Kampala and the BT academies of Lutisi, Buwasa, Kiyamba, Gita, Sentigi, and Jomba. • BT will break ground on its 15th academy by the end of 2011. • Nearly 90% of students at the BT Academy of Lutisi who sat for their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) in 2010 passed. Ten students were subsequently enrolled in secondary school
Geographic areas served: Uganda
Programs: Building tomorrow engages in college campuses in fundraising and awareness for the benefit of new primary schools in uganda.