Building a Better Tomorrow, Today
An Undergraduate Discussion Supper With
Joseph Kaliisa, Human Rights
Activist and Building Tomorrow in Uganda Country Director
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:30-7 p.m.
HHC Great Room, 811 E. 7th St.
Sign-up Required (Details Below)
Is education a privilege? A universal right? A necessity for
sustainable social change?
Is there a problem in the world you are trying to solve?
The following is edited from Joseph Kaliisa's Building
bio sketch: Joseph Kaliisa Bagambaki believes that education, both
formal and non-formal, is a right and a means to eliminate social,
economic, and political injustices. He has a passion to work on behalf
vulnerable women and children. He is a human rights activist and has
amassed significant experience developing and working in sustainable
grassroots programs. Fluent in eight languages, including English,
Luganda and Swahili, Mr. Kaliisa is the Country Director for Building
Tomorrow in Uganda, where he oversees the organization's entire
Mr. Kaliisa earned a Bachelor's of Business and Administration
and a Diploma for social work and project management and administration
from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Upon graduation, he worked
with Friends of Children in Uganda for two years and then for Uganda
Children's Charity Foundation, now known as Children of Uganda, from
2000 to 2005.
In 2006, Mr. Kaliisa met Building Tomorrow Founder, George
Srour. Not realizing what they were getting themselves into, over
dinner one evening in Kampala, the two sketched out plans to construct a
simple, ten-room rural school in the surrounding Wakiso District. The
plan was for students in the United States to raise the money to fund
construction and for communities in rural Uganda to volunteer their time
to build the school itself.
Five years, 13 academies, 3,000 students and more than one
million dollars later, they can say their idea worked and Building
Tomorrow is going strong.
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SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this
event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the
entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating
you wish to sign up for the "Building Tomorrow" program and include your
name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is
limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when
you replied. The supper is open to any IU undergraduate.
The event is
co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars program
in collaboration with the IU chapter of Building Tomorrow and other