Feb 26, 2015

BT Schools #28 and #29

BT Uganda Staff
BT Uganda Staff

Construction is now underway at two additional sites, Building Tomorrow's 28th and 29th schools in Uganda. At Bwogero in Ssembabule District crews have finished digging the foundation and will soon start construction on the foundation walls. At Wagoma in Nakasongola district, crews have set the foundation perimeters, and have started digging the foundation. Building Tomorrow aims to break ground on a new school every three weeks!

Though a commitment to gender equality has always been at the core of BT’s work, in early 2015 BT sought to memorialize this pledge. BT’s formal commitment to gender equality is as follows:Strongly committed to gender equality and the belief that education is a human and civil right, Building Tomorrow empowers women and men, and girls and boys to value education for all. Through its programs, Building Tomorrow works to address historic and cultural barriers so together girls and boys have access to safe, permanent and local schools where they can receive a quality education.

Dec 9, 2014

Schools #21-27...and counting!

Visit our website & Flickr for weekly construction updates. Latest news below!

Temporary existing school in Oyomai#27 - Oyomai
groundbreaking: December 6, 2014
On Tuesday, December 2, community members and parents/families of future students made a public, formal commitment to support the education of their children. In doing so, they promised to volunteer 15,000 hours of their time to help build the school and make contributions to support the school's ongoing success, once it opens. Construction officially started on Saturday!

commitment signing ceremony in Akolodongo
#26 - Akolodongo
groundbreaking: November 20, 2014
Having just gotten started a couple of weeks ago, community volunteers have cleared the land and dug the foundation. Now masons have begun work on the foundation walls. The team will soon start the laborious process of digging the latrines.

construction on Kisaluwoko
#25 - Kisaluwoko
groundbreaking: November 6, 2014
Construction is well underway and sticking to schedule at Kisaluwoko! At present, work on building the school's foundation is nearly finished and they've begun to dig the latrines. Next up: walling!

#24 - Guyaguya
groundbreaking: October 24, 2014
With construction at the foundation level, work is currently on hold in Guyaguya due to the heavy rains. All of the roads to the site have been flooded, making material delivery virtually impossible. At present, the construction team is waiting it out and as soon as things dry up, they'll be back to work! 

construction at Angerepo
#23 - Angerepo
groundbreaking: September 25, 2014
In light of the incredibly  heavy rains that have plagued much of this district over the past few months, construction has progressed very slowly. However, the team reports that the foundation of the first classroom block is finally finished and they will begin walling very soon!

construction at Isingo

#22 - Isingo
groundbreaking: September 6, 2014
The team is making record pace at Isingo! The first classroom block is just about finished; the roof is up, windows & doors are installed, and they are plastering the interior walls.  Walls on the second classroom block are nearly to the roof, too!

construction at Kongota
#21 - Kongota
groundbreaking: August 14, 2014
Work has started on the roof of the first classroom block & the masons are nearing the level of the ring beam for the second block of classrooms. Toilets are complete & the grounds of the school are looking better every day (the one benefit of the incredibly heavy rains!).

Oct 15, 2014

Quadruple your impact, literally.

Dear friends of Building Tomorrow,

This is exciting.

We've just announced plans to embark on the most ambitious project in our eight-year history: Educate51k, a $12 million plan to provide a quality learning environment for nearly 51,000 out-of-school children in rural Uganda by 2019.

Educate51k unites our two key programmatic focuses: access and quality, and leverages the support of a network of partners: the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports, more than 300 rural villages across Uganda, an international community of funders, and YOU.

We’re thrilled to launch this new initiative, but there’s still much work to be done. Our team in Uganda has already picked up the pace and has plans to break ground on a new primary school every three weeks. (In fact, since August 2014, we've broken ground on schools #21-23 and are planning groundbreakings for schools #24-26.) But to stay on pace, we need your help.

With matching support through Educate51k - both financial and in-kind - your investment has been tripled. And on GlobalGiving's Bonus Day, it will be quadrupled.

Here's how it breaks down:

  • contributions totaling $3,500 will help to underwrite the cost of a new classroom;
  • contributions totaling $30,000 will help to underwrite the cost of an entire primary school.

One primary school = $30,000
On behalf of the 51,000 children who will now have an opportunity to attend primary school, thank you for your ongoing support. We wouldn’t be at this juncture in our history without you.


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