for sale geneva; font-size: small;”>Clinton will meet newly- minted students and community members as he tours one of the organization’s recently completed schools, find the Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita.
Clinton’s one day visit to Uganda will cap a six day tour of four African countries.
“We are beyond thrilled to host President Clinton at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita,” said George Srour, Founder and chief Dreamer of Building Tomorrow.
“President Clinton understands the importance of access to quality education for all, and we are humbled to have him visit with our communities and students.”
At the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Building Tomorrow committed to launching BT 2.0, an initiative aimed at enrolling 15,000 primary- level students annually in 60 Building Tomorrow Academies by 2016 throughout East Africa.
BT 2.0 will also train to over 450 Building Tomorrow academy educators, grow the enrollment of girls, and develop classroom curriculum designed for students living in rural areas.
The funding and design work to complete the Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita were furnished through Building Tomorrow’s student chapter at the University of Virginia.
Completed in 2010, the academy was constructed through a community- driven model whereby members of neighboring villages provide over 20,000 hours of labor to complete construction of the building.
Today, Building Tomorrow continues to work with teachers, parents and educators at Gita by growing and developing the School management Committee overseeing the academy’s day-to day operations.
“Our two- fold vision of providing access and quality education will require the continued investment of stake holders and partners who share our vision,” said Srour, who will travel to Gita to meet President Clinton.
“We hope President Clinton’s visit will bring attention to the unmet educational needs of millions of children throughout sub-Saharan Africa and encourage potential partners to step up to the plate and join us.”
Building Tomorrow (BT) is an international social- profit organization empowering people to invest their resources, time and talents in providing students in East Africa with access to an education.
Over the last five years, supporters of BT, including a college network of over 25 chapters nationwide, have raised over $ 1.5 million to seed 14 BT academies, eight of which are currently operational.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI annual meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prizes laureates, and hundreds of CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries.
When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $ 69.2 billion.