Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) is a non-profit charitable organization in Piedmont, California. Our mission is to support humanist communities via educational aid and economic development primarily in western Uganda. We serve 2,000+ children and their communities. Our 501c3 status is Here / Our EIN is #46-3953105
Our priorities are:
Microloans to Women’s Collectives (we support ten at AfricaWomenRise.org)
Humanist & Feminist Outreach (lectures, libraries, students essay contests)
Birth Control (condoms & counseling)
Passion Fruit Farms
Vanilla Bean Farms
Building Classrooms and Orphanage Buildings
If you represent an Ugandan organization, our guidelines for partnering with us are posted HERE.
BBI is a member of The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). Humanism advocates the goodness of human beings, and seeks rational ways to solve human problems. Schools we help are secular humanist, with humanist lectures taught to the children, based on The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles. BBI helps, or has helped, 16 schools in the towns of Kasese, Kahendero, Muhokya, Nyakiyumbu, Kyarumba, Buhanga, Kanyenze, Kisinga, and Kanungu.
We have also started 15 clinics, and two humanist orphanages (BiZoHa Humanist Orphanage, and Kanyenze Humanist Orphanage)
We fund tuition for orphans and poor children; we build schools, clinics, classrooms; we provide health care; we support girls equality, birth control, and sex education; we provide nutritious food; we give students shoes, AFRIpads, books, musical instruments, tech equipment, sports equipment; we aid teachers with salary stipends and educational materials; we support schools with chicken farms and motorcycle rentals; we enable access to fresh water; we publish books on African humanism.
BBI is partnered with Humanist Canada in raising donations for Ugandan humanism. Canadian contributors who want to receive tax deduction receipst can donate via this webpage. In the bottom square, called “Direct Donation” - select “Kasese Uganda School Fund.”
Previous BBI projects were funding an indigenous tribe in The Philippines, and producing 12 transhumanist conferences & debates.
Our Africa Humanist History:
In 2014 Brighter Brains provided support to Kasese Humanist Primary School.
In 2015 Brighter Brains constructed - brick by brick - BiZoHa Orphanage Humanist School, and Kahendero Nursery Humanist School.
In 2016, several schools in the Kasese district expressed interest in learning more about humanism; BBI donated to their projects and helped them with their needs. We achieved an excellent partnership with Kanyenze Humanist School and Mother Givers Humanist School, in Buhanga.
In May 2017, a new school partnered with us: Kanungu Humanist Primary School. We also partnered with ten humanist women’s groups, displayed HERE.
In November 2017, we partnered with Pearl Vocational Training College, located in Lwengo, near Masaka.
Brighter Brains Institute raises funds via GoFundMe, Indiegogo, Facebook, our email list, partnerships with NGOs, and grants. Please join our fun collective of humanitarian humanists.
Questions about BBI can be sent to email@example.com or call 510-507-6500