Posted: Sat, August 15, 2015 | By: Kasese
Bwamable Robert Musubaho - Brighter Brains Active Fellow and the director of Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda - has published a book titled Orphans of Uganda - a Humanist’s Perspective.
The book begins by chronicling his own life - he was orphaned at five years old - and continues to describe the current orphan situation in his western Uganda region.
Uganda has 3.5 million orphans, approximately 9% of the total population. The Rwenzori region has one of the highest percentiles, due to civil wars there and the high rate of HIV/AIDS.
The book was edited by Alex McGilvery - another Active Fellow of Brighter Brains Institute. Alex is a pastor at Northminster Unity Church in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada.
The cover was designed by Anya Petrova, a Brighter Brains Institute associate who designed many of the posters for BBI conferences.
Bwambale’s final chapter describes the current living situations of 18 orphan students at Kasese Humanist Primary School. Their travails are heart-breaking.
Orphans of Rwenzori - A Humanist Perspective has been distributed free to everyone who contributed to the recent BiZoHa Orphanage GoFundMe campaign, and to all donors of the Kikoy Clothes for Orphans campaign.
People who have read the book have notified BBI and praised it; many have donated even more money after learning in detail about the plight of the region’s orphans.
To purchase the book, send $3 via Paypal to account # firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your address.