TO THE EDITOR:
This morning, 38 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa woke up with no school to attend. In Uganda, half of the population is less than 15 years old and only 54 percent of children will complete primary school. Does this sound OK to you? That’s why we’re Building Tomorrow. Building Tomorrow is an international social-profit organization encouraging philanthropy among young people by raising awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for under-served children in sub-Saharan Africa. With your help, BT’s newest chapter here at UNC can reach its goal of raising $45,000 to build a primary school in Uganda.
According to the World Bank, in order to achieve its Millennium Development Goal of Universal Primary Education, Uganda needs to build 4,988 classrooms annually between now and 2015. To help Uganda achieve this goal, we are hosting UNC’s Inaugural Bike to Uganda next week. With $5 and a 30-minute workout on a stationary bike in the Pit or the quad from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can help us build a school. You can sign up online http://buildingtomorrow.org/btu/unc or in the Pit! Many of us take our academic careers for granted and forget that some parents do not even feel comfortable sending their child to school because it is unsafe or lacks proper restroom facilities. This is your chance to transform an entire community abroad by empowering them with education. ‘Cause biking today is building tomorrow.
Building Tomorrow Director