Great News for Building Tomorrow

The Office of Community Engagement is enthused and proud to announce that Building Tomorrow, Inc., founded by alumnus George Srour (’05), has received a grant from the Clinton Global Initiative totaling five hundred thousand dollars. The grant will help BT to continue their work in Uganda building schools for a better future.

“When George Srour, BT founder and executive director, first visited Uganda as a United Nations intern, he recognized that there was a real and effective way to help the millions of underserved children throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Inspired and emboldened, he returned to the College of William & Mary, ready to do his part to help the children he met overseas.

In December of 2004, the College of William & Mary accomplished an extraordinary thing. Through their Christmas in Kampala campaign, students raised almost $45,000 to fund the construction of a new school in Kampala, Uganda. In May 2006, the students at William & Mary could see the results of their hard work with the completion of Meeting Point Kampala.

With that, a movement was born. Srour was awarded the inaugural Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose that allowed him to make building schools for children in sub-Saharan Africa a full-time job. Building Tomorrow was created as a continuation of Christmas in Kampala, to empower young people to make a difference in their global community.”
Source: http://www.buildingtomorrow.org/zeta/about-us/history/

The College holds so many opportunities for students to pursue positive social change movements in their neighborhoods and around the world. What will you do?

by Michael Steiner