A Better Approach in Tackling Islamist Terror

Posted: Wed, January 10, 2018 | By: Nigeria

by Abdulrahman Aliyu The way to tackle islamism, isn’t by militaristic approach. As the prominent professor Wole Soyinka use to say, “You can’t kill an ideology with a gun.” Guns can only eliminate to some extent those that held the ideology. But as long as the preaching centres aren’t regulated… Continue Reading


BBI will soon launch “Nigeria Humanist Policy Centre”

Posted: Fri, January 05, 2018 | By: Nigeria

Nigeria-physical-map.gif ​Brighter Brains Institute will soon be launching a humanist think tank in Nigeria, titled the “Nigeria Humanist Policy Centre.” The Nigeria Humanist Policy Centre (NHPC) will promote its opinions and recommendations on Nigerian social issues, especially in the categories of education, economic development, religion, human rights, family planning and international… Continue Reading


BBI is helping Maasai children in Tanzania

Posted: Fri, January 05, 2018 | By: Tanzania

246dcdb8de1ca79a461af792961cb7cc.jpg ​Brighter Brains Institute is now partnered with Lalafofofo - another San Francisco Bay nonprofit that works in Subsaharan Africa. Lalafofofo assists three Maasai schools situated near Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. The Maasai are an impoverished community - earning a median wage between .75 - $1.25 per day. BBI initially… Continue Reading


Mubarak Bala answers questions on his Atheism in Nigeria

Posted: Fri, January 05, 2018 | By: Nigeria

mubarak-bala-change.org_.jpg By Atane Ofiaja Islam is sacrosanct in Northern Nigeria. Suffice to say that denouncing the religion can come with dire consequences. It’s just not something you do. Last year, a young man named Mubarak Bala from Kano bravely did just that. He announced he was an atheist and humanist, and… Continue Reading



BBI partners with Czechs to support “Island of Hope Humanist School” on Rusinga Island in Kenya

Posted: Fri, January 05, 2018 | By: Kenya

img_2009_1.jpg Brighter Brains Institute is expanding outside of Uganda, to assist humanist organizations and schools in other nations of Subsaharan Africa. In Kenya, a Czech Republic non-profit called “Center Narovinu” provides aid to an impoverished community with 70 orphans, via their “Island of Hope Humanist School”, described below: Rusinga Island is… Continue Reading



BBI starts Vanilla Bean Farm at Pearl Vocational Training College

Posted: Thu, January 04, 2018 | By: Uganda

26219620_1804208862947124_8299341897623719205_n.jpg Brighter Brains Institute successfully raised $1,035 (50% of the needed funds) via a GoFundMe to start a vanilla bean farm for Pearl Vocational Training College. The second half of the funding will be raised later in January by Atheist Alliance International. below is a note from Kato Mukasa, the director… Continue Reading


Kanungu Humanist Activities for January, 2018

Posted: Wed, January 03, 2018 | By: Uganda

Screen_Shot_2018-01-03_at_2.14.24_PM.png ​Below is an outline of the Brighter Brains Institute and Kanungu Humanist Primary School activities that are planned for January 2018. BBI now requires all recipients of its funding to send in a calendar for each month, that lists the humanist activities and outlines how BBI projects will proceed. thank… Continue Reading


Brighter Brains Institute Annual Report for 2017

Posted: Tue, January 02, 2018 | By: Misc.

PUPILS_POSING_ON_THE_NEW_SCHOOL_POST_copy.jpg 2017 was a highly “educational” year for the Brighter Brains Institute. We learned some startling lessons in our efforts to promote humanism in western Uganda. The two top revelations are: 1) Funding small projects ($700-$1,500) is more successful than funding larger projects ($3,000-$5,000). The more expensive BBI projects occasionally fail,… Continue Reading



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