Brighter Brains Institute is seeking to help Nigerians in the northeast of that nation who have been displaced by Boko Haram attacks. Our partner in this is Mustapha Bello, who works with ENDS (“Every Nigerian Do Something”). He sent us the following information:
Brighter Brains Institute is presently working with partners in Nigeria to send the Almajiri system.
Mubarak Bala, one of our partners, printed hundreds of posters calling on Nigeria’s president to make a campaign promise to send the Almajiri system. The posters are being displayed in numerous cities throughout Nigeria… Continue Reading
Brighter Brains Institute has a new partner - the Mirembe Children Humanist Center.
This organization, directed by Jessica Tuddi, is located in Makenke Village of Jinga, Uganda. The people are members of the Basoga tribe. The organization is a small primary school, with 35 children, of which 15 are orphans.… Continue Reading
The “Almajiri” are boys given by their parents (generally impoverished) to Islamic centers in northern Nigeria for the majority of their childhood. The boys learn only the Koran and other Muslim texts, and are sent into the streets to beg for money and food.
I start this piece by stating emphatically that if lack of critical thinking or inability to apply one’s common sense to issues is what makes one an African, then I am not an African. I say this – and I really mean it. That I hereby… Continue Reading
Regarding what the Nyakiyumbu women and one men said in the workshop;
1. Some Nyakiyumbu Community members used to believe albino people were born by evil spirits who impregnated their mothers at night times. Other people believe albino people are children of the oceanic creature the… Continue Reading