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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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The Growth of Humanist Schools In Uganda

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What most people only seem to hear about religion and Uganda in the news today is the Kill the Gays Bill, the Lord’s Resistance Army and Joseph Kony or general religious intolerance, superstition and witch hunts.  But like all such media storms that fill our minds with the worst, there is still a lot of hope to be found.

Isaac Newton Secondary School, MasakaThe Uganda Humanist Association, founded 15 years ago, is a growing vibrant national network of groups that hopes to turn Uganda towards a rational, evidence based approach to dispel superstition and bigotry and promote the value of our common Humanity.  No unquestioning faith or dogmatic doctrines that must be subscribed to, but rationalism and compassion that we each are responsible to ourselves for.

One of the most important projects of UHA is their Uganda Humanist Schools Association.  So far there are 4 different schools.  A primary school in Kasese and secondary schools in Musaka, Busota, and Mpigi.  In the picture above is the Isaac Newton Secondary School, Msaka.  HCRU fully supports UHA’s projects and hopefully plans on getting involved more personally in the future.

Please consider visiting the sites and contributing to this very worthy cause!

 

~by Paul Chiariello

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