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Africa’s First Humanist Bookstore

Posted: Thu, September 29, 2016 | By: Humanism

Africa Needs Humanism - to combat superstition; to promote scientific thinking; to alleviate violence between Christians and Muslims; to oppose lethal rules of religion (anti-condoms, homophobia)

Good News; It’s Happening!

Humanism is spreading in western Uganda - there’s 12 humanist schools in the region. Kasese Humanist Primary School started the godless movement in 2009, directed by Bwambale Robert Musubaho. By 2014 it was receiving aid from Brighter Brains Institute (BBI), a USA non-profit.

Next step: Africa’s First Humanist Bookstore!

Kyarumba is a market centre in the foothills of the Ruwenzori; population 10,000. There’s FIVE HUMANIST SCHOOLS here (Vision Care Humanist School, Rays of Light Orphanage Humanist School, Mughete Junior Humanist School, Kasanga Kaghema Humanist School, and Kanyenze Humanist Primary School).

They need a Humanist Bookstore — with books on humanism they can read, share, study in school.

Leo Igwe Humanist Centre” will be the name of the bookstore, titled after the brave Nigerian humanist and human rights activist and journalist who is presently combatting witchcraft practices in the SubSaharan.

No Gods, No Saviour - Leo Igwe’s collection of essays, will be available at the bookstore.

Orphans of Ruwenzori: A Humanist Perspective - by Bwamable Robert Musubaho, the humanist leader in western Uganda, will also be available in multiple copies.

Leo Igwe Humanist Centre will also have computers with Internet access, science books, camera for rent, and adult literacy classes.

It will serve as a community centre and off-campus classroom for the expanding population of humanists in Kyarumba.

Budget needs are very small, and many items can be donated.

The bookstore rental costs only $18 per month for a 12’ x 25’ room, facing the marketplace. The satellite dish for internet access costs $55, and the internet connection - the biggest budget item - costs $93/month.

Furniture costs are being donated by BBI Board member Roger Hansen. It will be constructed by local carpenters in KAAYGO - the Kyarumba Anti-Aids Youth Group for Orphans.

The bookstore manager will be paid $80 month. We expect the business to be profitable, especially the internet service

Books, computers, and cameras - will hopefully be contributed - can you help?

All donations from USA citizens will receive a tax deductible receipt. and their name on a plaque inside this history-making business (right next to a poster of the Ten Humanist Principles.

Additionally, they will receive photo and news article updates of the humanist bookstore’s progress, and - if they donate over $50 - a t-shrt that says “Leo Igwe Humanist Centre, Kyarumba, Uganda.”

Help us expand Humanism in Africa!

$18 - one month storefront rental
$54 - 3 months storefront rental
$45 - two weeks internet service
$39 - two weeks salary for manager
$55 - satellite for internet
$25 - humanist books
$25 - science books
$30 - furniture


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