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PATHFINDERS PROJECT: RESEARCH TRIP FOR HUMANIST SERVICE CORPS

By Conor Robinson
Director, Pathfinders Project

Are you interested in travel, service, Humanist leadership and community-building?

Then consider applying to Pathfinders Project, a yearlong international service trip with clean water, education, sustainability, and advocacy projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The trip is sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit organization created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of secular humanists.

Aims of the Program

Pathfinders Project has three primary aims

  • To provide humanitarian service and address specific regional needs in the respective countries visited,
  • To foster dialogue across religious, cultural, and ethnic boundaries, and
  • To evaluate and compare countries and partner organizations for consideration as the launch site of the Humanist Service Corps as an ongoing program of Foundation Beyond Belief. (more…)
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BLOGS, CHICKENS, A HUMANIST SCHOOL IN UGANDA

By Godless Poutine
Blogger at My Secret Atheist Blog 

The Situation in Uganda

According to the the United Nations World Food Programme, “Uganda was ranked 161 out of 187 countries on the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index, with half the population living below the international poverty line.”

Uganda is also home to the notorious Kill the Gays bill and, according to the BBC, the most dangerous places to live if you are gay.  It’s a place where magazines can issue death sentences if you are outed as homosexual that are actually carried out.  Much of it is the result of a quickly growing fundamentalist Christian presence.

But there is at least one beacon of knowledge and hope in this darkness in the form of a most extraordinary school.

The Kasese Humanist Primary School

The Kasese Humanist Primary School (KHPS) was founded in 2010 by Secular Humanist Bwambale Robert.

This was just one year after he founded the Kasese United Humanist Association.  Since its inception the school has already made an enormous positive impact on students, parents and the community.

KHPS is a secular school offering Nursery and Primary education in the communities around Kasese Municipality.The education offered is (more…)

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CHICKENS MEAN EGGS; AND EGGS FEED DEVELOPING BRAINS


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One of the biggest critiques of charities today is usually that either none of the money actually goes to feeding kids or that it isn’t sustainable in the long run.

That is why My Secret Atheist Blog went straight to the school he wished to help, the Kasese Humanist Primary School, and asked what they needed.

Eggs – or more specifically chickens and the means to keep them - was the reply.

You can take a look at the proposed chicken coop to the right.  You can read all about the project and how it’s sets up at MSAB’s post here.

Every single penny will be used for (more…)

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