President Clinton to Visit U.Va.’s Academy in Uganda
UVA Today’s Jane Ford reports:
We have just learned that President Bill Clinton will visit the Building Tomorrow Academy of Gita on Friday. The U.Va. student chapter of the Indianapolis-based social-profit organization Building Tomorrow, which encourages philanthropy among young people, funded the school; undergraduate students in the Initiative reCOVER project in the School of Architecture, led by associate professor Anselmo Canfora, and the Engineering School‘s Engineering in Context program, led by Dana Elzey, handled the design.
The 10-room school, which opened in 2010, provides access to quality education to elementary school children in the first-ever permanent school within a nine-mile radius.
At the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Building Tomorrow committed to launching BT 2.0, an initiative aimed at enrolling 15,000 primary-level students annually in 60 Building Tomorrow academies by 2016 throughout East Africa.
Canfora said he is leading a design studio this fall to develop a second school design to be built in 2013.
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