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Kanungu Humanist Organization: End of October Report

Posted: Sat, November 04, 2017 | By: Kanungu



OVERVIEW

1.0 Introduction

During the month of October, the following activities progressed; village level sessions for participatory selection of micro projects to be engaged in by women households with project support, follow upon groups, village level sensitization for community members on Domestic Violence, human rights and roles of every citizen in protecting and supporting OVC, village level trainings for community members and local leaders on OVC rights and roles of secular humanists to every citizen in protecting and supporting the lives of people, lectures advocating humanism movement, and equality. Plans for the next month, gains from the projects/best practices.

Kanungu Women discussing Humanism
Kanungu Women discussing Humanism

During October the project activities progressed as per the schedule, the activities done included the start of the harvest, the upgrading of the free thinker library at the Kanungu Humanist Primary School.

Distribution of the donated funds to the poor students

Best Humanist essay writers and funds for the three selected poor families empowering them with the food

Payment of the tuition for the education of the poor families

Start of the Pellissier student clinic

Writing of the book about Kanungu in the last 20 years from the time of the Christian cult and Massacre to its present day humanism.

Photo of the Humanist freethinker library
Photo of the Humanist freethinker library

1.0 Main activities and the outcomes.

1.1 Introduction to the self-help concepts for sustainability.

The school is focused on providing people the lives of people the education and resources needed to improve the lives of people and access to quality educational services in the community. The school fulfills this mission by supporting clean-up projects throughout the community.

1.2 Village level sensitization for community members on empowering women for sake of empowering the children education and health.

(a) Microfinance

The activity was done in Kayungwe through the access to credit, the true empowerment of women everywhere. This is the same for the women in this community of Kanungu. We hope to serve all the 96 women members that we have got that one day could all access credit through this program. We hope that this program can grow into the first women’s bank in Kanungu.

The KAWEC started with the mission of empowering members and community to get involved in social development activities for a poverty free and healthy community. Their microfinance lending program is repaying very well.

Way forward

The women of this community form the cornerstone of their families. Raising their children, working the land, and performing many other daily tasks that fill their days from Monday to Monday. Since these women are so busy trying to make ends meet, they do not have the opportunity to learn new skills, develop a career, or earn money. Often the women will explain how they feel undervalued and disempowered. They need a humanism skills workshop campaign a skill that the women can take home and earn a living out of.

1.3 Provision of seed funds support

During the month of September we continued to receive support, a total of 5,190,510/= ($1500) were received from Brighter Brains Institute from different funders to start on the tilapia pond enterprise.

Tilapia Pond
Tilapia Pond

The tilapia pond is in its final stages to get ready for the fish that is already procured from Bwanja fish farm in Kanungu.

This is aimed to guarantee the tuition fees for the orphans at Kanungu Humanist Primary School who have no one to support their education.

Tilapia with its valuable protein will also be fed to the children once a week.

Tuition fees for the best Humanist Essay writers, poor kids, orphans and OVCs.

Thanks for the pretty work done by the Brighter Brains Institute (BBI), you did a great work to a total of $1500.

Table 1: summarizes as below;
This was done

S/No Name of student Class Purpose Tuition
1. Baraza Alvin Primary One Humanist Essay Writer $29
2. Akanyijuka Clevis Primary Three Humanist Essay Writer $29
3. Ainembabazi Elizabeth Primary Five Humanist Essay Writer $29
4. Ainembabazi Esther Primary Six Humanist Essay Writer $29
5. Ainembabazi Helen Primary Four Humanist Essay Writer $29
6. Owomugisha Marvin Primary Four Humanist Essay Writer $29
7. Kukundakwe Ronate Primary Two Humanist Essay Writer $29
8. Kamusiime Vitorine Primary Five Humanist Essay Writer $29
9. Natukunda Mark Baby Class Poor student $29
10. Ainamaani Violah Primary Two Poor student $29
11. Agaba Absolom Primary Six Poor student $29
12. Majok Timothy Primary Three Poor student $29
13. Owamaani Ignatious Primary Three Poor student $29
14. Tumweyanze Danitah Baby Class Poor student $29
15. Atuheire Nicholas Baby Class Poor student $29
16. Nakato Sarah Primary Two Orphan and HIV/AIDS Positive $29
17. Atuheire Munica Primary One Orphan $29
18. Akankwasa Gloria Primary Three $7
Total $500
Children who were sponsored during term three 2017.
Children who were sponsored during term three 2017.









Table 2: The three selected poor families.

Family (i)

Arineitwe Alexander: Husband, Tumukunde Mary: Wife age 40 years, their children age 37years, Arineitwe Kenneth age 10years in Top class.

Received $150:

Family (ii)

  • - To pay tuition for their children
  • - To buy food to end hunger
  • - To buy 20 iron sheets to cover their house.

Ayesigye Adrone husband age 34 years: Tumushabe Evalyne wife age 35 years

Their children
Received $150= to pay tuition for their children at the school.

  1. 1. Tumwejukye Cleria Age 14years
  2. 2. Akampereza Ambrose Age10years
  3. 3. Gumoshabe Isaac Age 4years

Family (iii)

This family, I think might not receive the funds and ($150) donated to them reason, I have several times visited this family asking to see all the member but have not seen the mother of the children but only the father. I might give it to other family. Soon I will report this to you. Thank you.

1.4 upgrade on the freethinker library at the Kanungu Humanist Primary School.

During the month of October 2017, we received $315 from our generous donors through our partner organization, the Brighter Brains Institute (BBI).

I am pleased too, to report that, this is achieved in full swing.

Kanungu Humanist Primary School very appreciative for this

The freethinker library stocked with the humanism books.

Thank you our generous donors for this. Thank you very much for equipping our school, children with humanist books, a conviction that with reason, an open exchange and human happiness, progress can e made in building a better world.

1.5 The Pellissier student clinic

During the month of October we also received $970 (3,386,163/=) for the establishment of a pellissier student health clinic. This is intended to staff the clinic with a nurse that will improve the quality and accessibility of medical care for our children/students, their host families and the entire community on a daily basis, assisting individuals and the broader community individuals and the broader community in preventing and treating disease.

There was a great need that, there are few health centres near the village of the school. They are too expensive, and there is limited access to health services and no medicine.

Kanungu Humanist Primary School works to provide presentation measures for serious illnesses to prevent coughs, colds, malaria, pneumonia, vomiting and Diarrhea, fever, pain, skin rash, wounds, syphilis offer pads to girls who go on un expected monthly periods, offer condoms, free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling etc without healthcare, pupils miss valuable school days and grandmothers/ parents/guardians are unable to care for their children.

students eceiving a humanst lecture
students eceiving a humanst lecture









1.6 The book by Robert Magara

During the month of October, we received &50 to support the writing of the book. This book details the story of the Kanungu in the last 20 years from the time of the Christian Cult and Massacre (about 17years) go to its present day humanism.

Characteristics of the cult that enabled it do what it did

  1. Leaders warned the cult members about the end of the world and the visions.
  2. The cult and its leaders violated human rights (the right to education, health, property, marriage, freedom, speech, parenthood, childhood etc)
  3. The leaders rarely recruited close relatives or neighbours.
  4. They separated families including children and took them to different camps in a new environment where they would not socialize easily.
  5. They used to erect fences around their buildings. The fences would be opaque enough to prevent those outside from seeing what was happening inside.
  6. They created total detachment between their followers and the society around them.
  7. Producing children and having sex among followers even between spouses were strictly forbidden.
  8. Leaders instilled too much fear among their followers.
  9. It relied on deception, prophecies and lies through selective readings of the bible. The bible was usually read out of context.
  10. Apart from the leaders, other members of were not allowed to talk. They use signs to communicate among themselves and to their Cult leaders.
  11. They had tight day’s schedule that kept the followers extremely busy so that there was virtually no time to discuss not even in signs.
  12. They tried to keep with the law and be close, very friendly and generous to the authorities, which helped them to avoid any suspicions from the state.
  13. They usually travelled at night so they could not easily be noticed even by neighbours.
  14. They did not own their transport/vehicles. They usually hired vehicles to travel, they were therefore not easy to identify.
  15. They used to command all followers to sell all their property and bring all the proceeds to the Cult leaders.
  16. They used to burn property under the pretext that their Blessed Virgin Mary was annoyed with the owners.
  17. They created a property less and helpless society of followers who became totally dependent on the cult and had nothing to fall back to.
  18. They fully exploited the general view among Ugandans that religious people are always innocent, humble, harmless and peace loving which helped them plan and carryout mischief and crimes without being detected at all.
  19. Cult members got completely detached from their non believer relatives. Therefore the latter could not follow, know or detect what was going on in the cult camps.
  20. All cult camps were terminus so that there would be no passersby.
    My survey on religious belief in Kanungu found 10%-30% and 50% of young people declaring themselves secular humanists or atheists; also found 25% of “no faith” and that religion played little part even in the lives of most of those calling themselves Christians. A SIX MONTHS PROJECTS SUMMARY AND THE FINANCIAL REPORT (MAY-OCTOBER) 2017


  1. Reported by,

    ……………………………..

    ROBERT MAGARA

    DIRECTOR



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