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2010 Annual Report


Building Tomorrow — an international social-profit organization encouraging philanthropy among young people by raising awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for underserved children in sub-Saharan Africa.

On an October afternoon in the vil age of Sentigi,

more than 100 kids gathered in the center of a circle. Surrounding them were parents, guardians, teachers, lay leaders and staff of Building Tomorrow. When asked what they want to be when they grow up, each future Building Tomorrow Academy student shouted at the top of their lungs. Lawyer! Nurse! Driver! Pilot! Mechanic! Writer! The list was endless. Today, more than 1,500 students arrive at a Building Tomorrow classroom each morning ready to chase their bold and ambitious dreams. They are taking their very first field-trip to see the capital city of Kampala. They are busy planting tomatoes, eggplants, mangoes and more on the school farm. They are, for the first time, learning inside of a well-built, permanent structure. They are Building Tomorrow for their families, for their communities and for themselves. The past year has brought us incredible successes we look forward to sharing with you in the pages ahead. We have, however, just one request of you as you continue; pat yourself on the back and know that your support is the reason why Building Tomorrow is making education a reality for thousands of young people. For that, we will continue to be very grateful.


Building Tomorrow in the United States

Chapter Growth & Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 K-12 Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Social Investment Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Building Tomorrow in Uganda

Construction Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Academy Highlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 A Student’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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table of contents

A Financial Summary of 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Building Tomorrow Supporters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


Building Tomorrow with young people in the US

Building Tomorrow works with more than 20 college chapters across the country, thousands of high school students through Key Club International, the world’s largest high school service organization, and hundreds of elementary and middle school students through our service learning campaign, Sit for Good. Building Tomorrow also works with young professionals committed to keeping philanthropy and service an important part of their adult lives.

colleges & universities

This year, college students raised more than $115,000 for the construction of primary-level academies in rural uganda. Ball State University Clemson University Columbia University-Barnard College Davidson College DePauw University Franklin College

Indiana University University of Kansas Middlebury College UNC-Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame Purdue University Santa Clara University

Texas A&M University University of Texas at Austin Tulane University University of Virginia Wake Forest University College of William & Mary Univ. of Wisconsin-River Falls

UNC Chapel Hill Hosts Building Tomorrow’s Single Most Successful College Fundraising Event In April, Natalie Sutton approached Building Tomorrow asking for help in starting a chapter on her campus, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After working with the Building Tomorrow team, Natalie recruited members and established a chapter. In October, they hosted our single most successful college fundraising event, ever. During the week-long event, over 700 students, professors, and community members joined the Building Tomorrow chapter at UNC to bike the distance between Chapel Hill and Uganda, 7,402 miles. The event, Bike to Uganda, allowed the chapter to mobilize the entire UNC community, spreading awareness of the millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa without a school to attend. As a fundraiser, bikers and supporters donated to the chapter’s efforts to construct a Building Tomorrow academy, raising more than $30,000 by week’s end.

Students Participate in Building Tomorrow’s Design & Build Students at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture partnered with Building Tomorrow to fund and design the Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya. In June, six students on the design team traveled to Uganda and assisted in the construction of the Academy, staying on site at the home of a community leader who donated the land.


“If they don’t have more schools, it wil be too crowded.“” K-12 schools

Sit for Good is Building Tomorrow’s K-12 service learning campaign during which elementary, middle and high school students give up their classroom resources such as pencils and desks for the day to experience some of the hardships students in developing countries face. In its first full year, Sit for Good engaged hundreds of students across the country in learning about the realities of life and education for their peers in Uganda.

Sit for Good Leaves Lasting Impression On November 30th, hundreds of students, kindergarten through 12th grade, participated in a Sit for Good event at St. Mary’s School in Memphis, TN. Elizabeth Wen, a Senior Kindergartner who spent a large part of the day sitting on the floor with the lights off learning about Uganda, understood what the lack of classroom infrastructure means for her peers in sub-Saharan Africa. “If they don’t have more schools, it will be too crowded,” she said. Older students also participated in Sit for Good as teachers incorporated materials about Uganda and education in developing countries into their lesson plans. Ellen Weirich, Middle School Spanish teacher, provided some insight: “I truly believe that Sit for Good had a profound effect on my 6th grade Spanish class. By teaching without lights and without the usual visual aids, my students began to see firsthand the type of mental discipline that students in developing countries must have in order to succeed. They became much more aware of the sacrifices and hardships that children encounter in developing countries, and they seemed to be very grateful for the privileges they have at St. Mary’s.”

young professionals

Building Tomorrow’s Social Investment Council hosts events throughout the year to support Building Tomorrow’s infrastructure and empowerment of young students in the United States and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Building Tomorrow’s Indy-based Social Investment Council Hosts New Events In its second year, the Social Investment Council has grown to include 11 young professionals who collectively raised more than $12,000 for Building Tomorrow. In August, the Council hosted the first annual Building Tomorrow Chip-In, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - a golf tournament at the Trophy Club in Lebanon, IN. The event was a huge success as more than 20 teams participated and raised over $7,500 to support Building Tomorrow. The Social Investment Council also hosted their second annual Raise a Glass, Build a Class happy hour as well as their popular holiday-time Ugly Sweater Party.


At a glance 3 new staff members in Uganda 2 academies opened & 4 more under construction: Jomba, jointly funded by the City of Indianapolis and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, is set to open mid-January. Building Tomorrow Academies of Bubeezi, Nakaseeta, and Kyeitabya are still under construction.

Building Tomorrow has built enough classroom space for 1,970 students. Each Building Tomorrow academy is fully staffed with 7 teachers and 1 headmaster. Building Tomorrow’s promise As long as there are children in our world with a desire to learn and no place to do so, we will continue Building Tomorrow.

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“The returns of our efforts wil be reflected in the go

od education of our children through this school.“”

Twenty-eight students from the Building Tomorrow Academy of Buwasa participated in a field trip to Kampala. This is any of our students have taken and was fully funded by parents from the community. We hope to help other academies implement their own parent-funded field trip in 2011.

the f.irst f.ield trip

In August, students sat for their National Examinations, including the P7 class at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Buwasa who took their Primary Leaving Exams—required for the completion of primary school in Uganda. of our students passed.

Ninety percent


Building Tomorrow in Uganda

The Building Tomorrow Academy of Sentigi

During the 2007-08 academic year, students at the University of Notre Dame, working through the student organization ND-8, raised over $45,000 to fund the Building Tomorrow Academy of Sentigi.

Plans to begin construction at Sentigi commenced in the winter of 2009, when local leader Gerald Kasibante offered nearly three acres of his own private land to construct the Academy. His commitment was the first of many from the Sentigi community, understanding that “children without education, they have no hope and the country at large cannot move forward.” Parents, guardians and local leaders provided more than 20,000 hours in unskilled labor to clear, build and beautify the site. At the opening ceremony, government officials and Building Tomorrow representatives witnessed the community once again pledging to support their children by declaring to guarantee them a place to sleep at night, lunch money and luxuries like backpacks and school supplies. Working in conjunction with the Vice President of Uganda, Professor Gilbert Bukenya, teacher housing was constructed on site to provide a safe environment for the seven teachers and headmaster who will work at the Academy. The community of Sentigi has continued to do everything in their power to support the education and development of their children. “The returns of our efforts will be reflected in the good education of our children through this school,” said Mr. Kasibante. Sentigi is the first of two academies funded by student-led efforts at the University of Notre Dame. Work on the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya began in May and is scheduled to open mid-2011.

Meet Shaloni Nakayemba

Shaloni, age 9, lives in Kyeitabya with her mother and two of her six older siblings: Nasuna and Godfrey. To make a living, Shaloni’s mother works as a farmer and also has one cow, one pig and three hens. When asked what excited her the most about her new school, the Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya, Shaloni gave a one-word answer, ”okumpi.” Translated, it simply means “near.” Shaloni currently walks six kilometers to and from her P3 class at Nakaseeka Primary School (the closest UPE school to her home) each day and the distance doesn’t get any easier. Within her family, Shaloni and Nasuna are the only two children still in primary school; all of the others dropped out before reaching P6 — an unfortunate fact of life for many families and children in rural Uganda. Shaloni says that when she is not in school you can usually find her fetching water for her family. She carries a 10L jug spilling over with water, no easy feat for a nine-year old of her petite stature. When she does have some free time, Shaloni loves playing all sorts of ball games. She also loves singing (at which, we can attest, she is quite good!), her favorite color is red, her favorite animal is a cow and her favorite food is rice (a delicacy in Uganda). Upon its opening, we hope the new Academy will decrease the amount of time Shaloni has to spend facing what she says is her biggest fear—walking alone outside at night—and increase her odds of staying in school. If we can do that, she will be one step closer to her dream: becoming a doctor or nurse so that she may return to her village to take care of those in her community.


BuildFinancial ing Tomorrow’sSummary Financial Summary as of December 31, 2010

Statement of Activities

Statement of Financial Position

Assets

Total Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $291,002

Revenue

Contributions Restricted Contributions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $269,958 Unrestricted Conributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $183,059 Investment Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,984

Total Revenue and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $455,002

Expenses

Program Expenses in Uganda School Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $151,300 Ugandan Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,900 Total Program Expenses in Uganda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $187,200 Support Expenses US Program Support & Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $113,951 Fund-raising Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,759 Total Support Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $149,710

Total Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $336,910

Liabilities & Net Assets Liabilities

Total liabilities and net assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $291,002 College Chapters

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Net assets at the beginning of the year. . . . . . . . . . . . . $164,421

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Net assets at the end of the year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $282,513

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Accounts payable and accrued expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,489 Total Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,489

Net Assets Unrestricted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,044 Temporarily Restricted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $238,469 Total net assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $282,513

Change in net assets Change related to unrestricted funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,226 Change related to temporarily restricted funds . . . . . . . $98,866 Total change in net assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $118,092

Cash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $285,346 Net fixed assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,656

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of the money our student supporters raise is used for the construction8%of Building Tomorrow academies in sub-Saharan Africa.


we’d likeWebale to thankNnyo! the following who make it easier for us as we continue Building Tomorrow...

Partners & Supporters Board of Directors Architecture for Humanity The Cummins Foundation Echoing Green Efroymson Family Fund ExactTarget Google Key Club International Off the Mat Pilgrim Lutheran Church PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Second Presbyterian Church ServiceNation Studio reCOVER Young & Laramore

Volunteers

While there simply isn’t enough space to mention them all, we would like to extend a big webale nnyo to everyone who volunteered their time, talents and resources over the past year!

Paul Knapp

Board Chairman CEO Young & Laramore

Dennis Charles, CPA Charles Madden PC

Tony Downs

Cummins Inc.

Rev. Bob Hunter

Second Presbyterian Church

Kenneth Lemmons

Founder & CEO Musical DNA Software

Grant Lin

Indiana University student

Martin Moore

The Moore Foundation

Sue Moore

The Moore Foundation

George Srour

BT Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Martin Were

Physician of Internal Medicine

pictured (front) - Sarah Wanyana, age 7, will attend the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya. pictured (back) - The Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita, supported by the University of Virginia (U.Va.), opened in August 2010. The Academy, designed by a team of U.Va. architecture and engineering students, won the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 2010-2011 Collaborative Practice Award.


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Building Tomorrow's 2010 Annual Report