George Srour, is the founder and director of Building Tomorrow, Inc. (BT). Srour started BT from an unused room in his parent’s house in the fall of 2005. BT opened its ﬁrst school in May of 2006, ﬁnanced through the Christmas in Kampala campaign at the College of William and Mary, which was the model BT was built upon.
BT is a NGO dedicated to empowering young people worldwide to raise funds and awareness for the construction of new primary schools serving vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, more than 41 million children in this part of the world are without access to an education–three million more than go to primary school in the United States.In 2007, BT was recognized as an up and coming social change organization by Echoing Green, an organization providing seed funding for social entrepreneurs.
Srour was also named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful People in Indiana by Indianapolis Monthly. Today the organization has six full-time staff members in Uganda and the United States. BT recently opened its 2nd and 3rd schools in Uganda, enrolling its 1,000th student while preparing to double that number by the end of 2009. Nobel-laureate and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa serves as the organization’s Honorary Chairman.