Our Top Ten List

16 Feb

Here are the top ten reasons why you should join the Ball State chapter and help us rebuild schools in sub-Saharan Africa!

ten things to know about BT.

  1. Building Tomorrow currently works in Uganda where over half the population is under the age of 15.
  2. Each BT academy consists of  10 rooms: seven classrooms, headmaster’s office, reception area, library, toilets & a soccer field.
  3. Nationwide BT chapters and supporters provide challenge grants to communities in need equal to land and construction materials for a new academy.  Community members and family & friends of future BT students volunteer over 20,000 hours of labor to complete construction.
  4. BT academies are build in areas that do not currently have a formal school in operation, giving many children their first opportunity to learn inside of a classroom!
  5. The Ugandan Ministry of Education covers teachers’ salaries and operating costs.
  6. BT works with 25+ colleges and universities, has a partnership with Key Club International (the world’s largest high school service organization), a network of young professionals through the BT Social Investment Council and a growing network of elementary, middle and high schools taking part in Sit for Good (BT’s K-12 service learning campaign).
  7. 100% of the money raised by BT chapters goes directly towards program costs in Uganda.  BT’s administrative costs are covered by private donations and grants.
  8. BT was named one of the top 20 up-and-coming social change organizations in the world in 2007 by Echoing Green.
  9. BT has built classroom space for over 1,750 students in Uganda.
  10. BT is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Sounds great, right? We thought so too. Contact us and find out how you can become a part of the work that Ball State is doing. Start. Building. Tomorrow.

~Kenzie

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