Project #6103

Build A School for Kids in Uganda

by Building Tomorrow, Inc.


Thank you for generously supporting Building Tomorrow and our vision of a world where every child with a desire to learn has access to a quality education!

We’re thrilled to announce that work on Rwebishahi, Building Tomorrow’s 45th primary school, has begun!


Rwebishahi Primary School

Earlier this month, in partnership with the community of Rwebishahi, Building Tomorrow broke ground on its 45th primary school.  The Rwebishahi Primary School site is located in Kamwenge, Uganda. Children in the community currently do not have access to a permanent school structure. Through meetings with each household in the community, Building Tomorrow staff found that 175 children are currently out-of-school, and many others walk extremely long distances to learn in a temporary school structure where the quality of education is poor.

Rwebishahi community members have donated three acres of land and pledged to volunteer 15,000 of unskilled labor to build a school for their children. The new Rwebishahi Primary School will serve as a safe, local and quality school for five surrounding villages, providing classroom space for 315 children.


Building Tomorrow Fellows

The Fellows also continue to make headway as they work to improve the quality of education across rural Uganda. BT’s 20 Fellows are active in 63 government partner schools and 17 BT constructed schools in six rural Uganda districts, which encompass 400 rural villages. To date, the 20 Fellows have enrolled over 5,500 previously out-of-school children. Read about the Fellows' accomplishments on the BT blog!


The 2016 Building Tomorrow Fellows cohort
The 2016 Building Tomorrow Fellows cohort

The Building Tomorrow Fellows program continues to grow in size and in impact.  Ten new fellows were selected to the program in January to be trained and deployed as community education workers who catalyze systemic change across rural Uganda's public education system by strengthening school leadership and the human capacity of teachers.  Throughout their two-year fellowship, the Fellows will work alongside head teachers and the local community to draft and implement a school improvement plan aimed at developing a quality school environment.

Along with last year's cohort of ten Building Tomorrow Fellows, the 2016 Fellows, who began the community immersion process in February, enrolled 2,236 previously out-of-school students into school, many for the first time ever, in the first few months of this year alone.  One especially bright spot in the already shining Fellows program was Ruth Kobusinge, who singlehandedly enrolled 45 students through personally communicating the importance of education for children to members of the community.

We are extremely proud of all the great work our Fellows are doing to help build tomorrows, and we thank you for your support of them and our vision of a world where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent and local place to do so.

Keep Building!

Ruth Kobusinge
Ruth Kobusinge


On February 23rd, the official start of the new school term in Uganda, hundreds of children will enter their new school building; some setting foot inside a classroom for the very first time. Nine Building Tomorrow partner communities will celebrate the culmination of thousands of hours of community labor and months of awaiting the completion of a safe, local and permanent school building for their children. Thank you for supporting the communities of Angerepo, Akolodongo, Oyomai, Bwogero, Wangoma, Vunza, Nyamirama, Bulimezi and Rutooma.


Here’s what opening 9 new schools looks like:

  • 63 new classrooms of smiling children like this one at Bubeezi;


Thank you for your continued support!


Degeya Meeting
Degeya Meeting

In fall 2015, Building Tomorrow began work on its 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th and 38th schools: Matanda, Degeya, Sakabusolo, Kyantamba, and Nwankofo. In addition to the fifteen total schools under construction and site planning, Building Tomorrow staff and community partners have completed the construction of 23 schools thus far.  Building Tomorrow continues working toward the goal of providing access to a quality education to nearly 51,000 children in Uganda by 2019 as part of its Educate51K initiative.

In addition to Building Tomorrow’s commitment to provide access to education BT has a strong commitment to providing quality education. As a result, Building Tomorrow launched the BT Fellows program in the fall of 2014. Building Tomorrow’s first class of Fellows has completed the first year of the fellowship program and the second class will soon begin its two-year fellowship. BT Fellows support head teachers as change-makers and through their work strengthen the capacity of hard-to-reach schools across Uganda. Building Tomorrow will hire and equip 150 BT Fellows by 2019. 

Thank you for your continued support!


Nyamirama School Building Committee meeting
Nyamirama School Building Committee meeting

Over the summer, construction started on Building Tomorrow's 31st, 32nd, and 33rd schools: Nyamirama, Bulemezi, and Rutooma.  These schools join seven other sites currently under construction as Building Tomorrow continues its push towards opening 60 primary schools for over 51,000 out of school children in Uganda by 2019 as part of its Educate51K iniative. Construction on Nyamirama and Bulemezi is proceeding well, with both schools' foundations complete.  Ground breaking at Rutooma occurred at the beginning of August.

Building Tomorrow expects to complete construction at schools Angerepo, Oyomai, Wangoma, Bwogero, and Vunza by mid-September, joining 9 other schools already completed this year.  Upon completion of these schools, Building Tomorrow will have constructed 28 schools in Uganda with many more to come.

Thank you for your support!


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Building Tomorrow, Inc.

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Eric Smolen
Indianapolis, IN United States

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