Building Tomorrow's "Build A School Project" will fund the construction of a primary-level academy in rural Uganda for up to 325 students. Donations will be matched by our partner community in Uganda via a donation of three acres of land and 20,000 hours of volunteer labor. Community members and parents of future students will oversee construction and, ultimately, management of the academy. Upon its opening, the Ugandan Ministry of Education will staff the academy and fund operating costs.
More than 38 million children in sub-Saharan Africa are without a school to attend. Many countries have initiated programs guaranteeing a free education to every child, yet are plagued with chronic classroom shortages as they lack the means to construct enough schools to meet the demand. This often results in students walking miles to get to a "school" in a neighboring community, scribbling their lessons in the dirt for lack of proper learning materials or even gathering under a tree to learn.
This project will fund the construction of community-built, stakeholder-sustained, primary-level academy for 325 students in rural Uganda. The academy will be comprised of seven classrooms, an office, a library, meeting space, toilets and an open field for recreation.
Building Tomorrow provides communities with the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Each academy provides not only learning space for 325 students year after year but also serves as a source of pride and a catalyst for change within each community. We have seen roads built, gardens harvested, scholarships funded, teachers organized, and housing constructed - just to name a few - as a direct result of communities being empowered to help themselves.