Classroom space is desperately needed in the world’s youngest country: Uganda has a median age of 15. The nonprofit Building Tomorrow founds much-needed primary schools through special partnerships with local Ugandans. The U.S. organization raises $60,000 per school to cover skilled labor and building materials, and the local Ugandan community donates land and commits 20,000 hours of unskilled labor. So far, ten new schools in rural Uganda have the capacity to hold more than 3,500 students, and an additional five schools are in the planning stages. The nonprofit recruits college ambassadors in the United States to lead fund-raising efforts, but once each school is built, operating costs and teacher salaries are paid by the Ugandan government. Building Tomorrow launched its current goal to build 60 schools in East Africa by 2016 at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative.
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