Uganda Humanist Schools Trust: Charity No 1128762

Uganda Humanist Schools Trust helps schools in Uganda working to offer liberal, humanist education to needy children. Founded by Ugandan Humanists and run as charities, the schools are inclusive and do not discriminate on grounds of religion, social or ethnic background. Contact:

and fund books for Humanist Primary Schools

Leaving a Bequest


Uganda Humanist Schools Trust was established in November 2008 as a charity to raise funds to support the efforts of Ugandan Humanists to foster secular education.

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UHST trustees cover all costs, including visits to Uganda, so every £1 donated goes to supporting the Humanist schools.

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Lily van Haelen

A life-changing legacy

Towards the end of her life, Lily van Haelen charged her children with the task of finding a worthy Humanist project in Africa, to be the recipient of a legacy from her will. The family worked hard to find a fitting tribute to their mother. They approached and rejected several orphanages and schools in South …

First year as a Humanist primary school

Jonan Arianda has written this report on his first year as Headteacher of Isaac Newton Humanist Primary School. “Our school was created from the collapsed fundamentalist Pentecostal school, called His Grace Primary School. The former school proprietor forced all pupils to become Pentecostal Christians. This caused friction with community members who wanted freedom of conscience …