Learning Why Having Quality Schools in Developing Countries Matters

Speaker: Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow empowers communities in rural East Africa by generating support for the construction of quality primary schools, with the help of student-led chapters at over 25 colleges and universities internationally. It also aims to educate people on why having quality schools matters. Building Tomorrow is part of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Students at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Bubeezi, Mpigi District, Uganda. Photo courtesy of Building Tomorrow.

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About This Speaker

Key Info about the Speaker

Name: Building Tomorrow
Type: Nonprofit
Founded in: 2006
Headquarters: Indianapolis, USA
Operates in: Uganda

Watch This Video

Building Tomorrow. "Building Tomorrow in East Africa." YouTube video. Posted by Building Tomorrow's Videos, May 2016.

Who Will Be Your Interlocutor?

Name: Kate White
Title: Millennial Motivator at Building Tomorrow


Learning Goals of the Videoconference

  • Explain how poverty is responsible for low level of education in developing countries through the example of Uganda’s rural communities.
  • Analyze the factors of high rates of student dropout in many developing countries through the example of Uganda (school’s hidden costs, child labour, early marriages, less-motivated teachers, lack of awareness among parents…).
  • Explain the pivotal role of education in a country’s long-term development.
  • Analyse the factors of gender-based inequalities in education and examine strategies to encourage girls’ schooling in developing countries.
  • Identify the objectives, key programs, and accomplishments of an educational nonprofit whose mission is to generate support for the construction of quality primary schools in rural Uganda.

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