Project #6103

Build A School for Kids in Uganda

by Building Tomorrow, Inc.
Dec 28, 2012

Progress Report: the BT Academy of Kabasegwa

Dec 28, 2012 | Kabasegwa Progress Report
name the BT Academy of Kabasegwa
supported by Kappa Kappa Gamma at UT-Austin
location Kabasegwa, Lyantonde District, Uganda
design 2 distinct classroom blocks
groundbreaking September 21, 2012
status the walls are beginning to take shape

October 2011
Kappa Kappa Gammas at UT-Austin, led by senior Ellie Chernosky, reached their fundraising goal of $45,000 for a new primary school for 325 students in Uganda.

May 2012
In partnership with the community of Kabasegwa, Uganda and the local Ministry of Education, the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kabasegwa was formally commissioned. Once the donation of land has been finalized, groundbreaking will occur!

September 2012
Building Tomorrow's team in Uganda joined parents, family and friends of future students as they gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of their Academy.

October 2012
The entire community has been working tirelessly since the groundbreaking. From clearing the land to digging the foundation, they've come out in droves to offer their help in any way they can.

October 2012
Truckloads of bricks are delivered regularly to lay the foundation and build the walls of the Academy. A handful of skilled masons, assisted by community volunteers, are ensuring a high standard of construction.

November 2012
The foundation walls have been built up around certain areas of the Academy to account for the slope of the land and ensure a level foundation and floor.

November 2012
With more than 800 bags of cement needed to mix all of the concrete for the foundation, walls and floor of an academy, water is brought in by the wheelbarrow-full and concrete is hand-mixed directly on-site.

December 2012
The community in Kabasegwa has proven to be one of our most active partners ever. To speed up construction and ensure everyone could help, they formed one of many assembly lines to move materials needed to build up the floor.

December 2012
Community volunteers are pouring the foundation and casting the concrete slab floor of the lower classroom block and the walls are beginning to take shape!


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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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