Posted: Wed, March 08, 2017 | By: Volunteer
Amazingly, there are 8 humanist schools in western Uganda, all in Kasese District, within 90 minutes of each other.
Specifically, there are two in Kasese town, one in Muhokya, one in Kahendero, one in Nyakiyumbu, one in Buhanga, one in Kisinga, and one in Kanyenze.
How did this happen? What propelled this influx of humanist thought into a remote, religious and superstitious region of the world?
Bwambale Robert Musubaho instigated the activity with the Kasese Humanist Primary School (KHPS), that he founded in 2009. Raised an orphan, he arrived at humanism via his own contemplation, an interior journey that he chronicles in his autobiography. The success of KHPS impelled Bwambale to launch a sister-school on the other side of town, Graham Humanist Primary School (he recently sold it to an Ugandan humanist associate).
The two freethinking academies attracted the attention of a California-based non-profit, the Brighter Brains Institute (BBI). Inspired by Bwambale, BBI launched two crowd fund campaigns in 2015 that raised enough money to build, brick-by-brick, two new humanist institutions: BiZoHa Orphanage Humanist School - “the world’s first atheist orphanage” - and Kahendero Humanist Nursery School.
Pressing ahead, BBI “converted” four additional schools in the region to humanism, via gifts of humanitarian aid, and the persuasive appeal of the Ten Humanist Principles. Women’s collectives are especially drawn to BBI’s promotion of gender equality and support of birth control.
By June 2017, the humanist schools will be ready for busloads of visitors. Humanist volunteers from around the world are encouraged to lend their assistance to the orphanage, the schools, and the clinics, serving as teachers to the young Ugandan students.
The four schools directed by Bwambale Robert Musubaho will serve as the base of operations. Volunteers can lodge - ideally - at the BiZoHa Humanist Center and Volunteer Hostel, or at the Kahendero Eco-Huts. Both these places are extremely near to schools. Other options are the Whitehouse Hotel, just 1.3 kilometers away from KHPS and the Kyarumba Coffee Resort.
Adventurous tours to local attractions — like Queen Elizabeth National Park, with its abundance of wildlife - can be planned on weekends, when the schools are closed.
Humanists interested in the promotion of their philosophy into the Subsaharan will find their volunteer stint fascinating “beyond belief.” Compassionate humanitarians, medical practitioners, educators, environmental science activists, and sustainable development strategists will also be gifted with a deeply rewarding experience.
Bwambale Robert Musubaho and the Brighter Brains Institute want to see you there - ideally at the times listed HERE
For more information you can contact BrighterBrainsInstitute@gmail.com