Humanist Ethos Project Update

HEP Mustard SeedThe end of year report on the Humanist Ethos Project has just been written by Moses Kamya, the Director of Mustard Seed School and project coordinator. The project was initiated by UHST and has been a highly successful collaboration with the Uganda Humanist Schools Association and IHEU, which provided a substantial grant towards the running costs of the project.

Moses has proved to be a very effective and determined project coordinator. Peter Kisirinya and Robert Bwambale have also worked hard on the project and made huge contributions. It has provided an immensely valuable opportunity for the Directors and staff in the Humanist Schools in Uganda to work together and share good practice.

Here are 3 PowerPoints which have been used in the training workshops:

There are full reports on the Humanist Ethos Project Meetings on the new Uganda Humanist Schools Association website which we have created as part of the project

Not being able to get visas for Moses and Peter to visit the UK was a big setback, but we fitted in an extra workshop in Uganda to provide additional working time.

We are very grateful to the Raising Voices “Good Schools Project” team, based in Kampala, who led very valuable sessions in the final workshops on how to develop positive, violence free, discipline within the context of the Humanist Schools.

The whole team is hugely grateful to IHEU for choosing to support the project. The pay off to the Humanist Schools in Uganda has been and will continue to be considerable and we hope that the outcomes will inspire Humanist School and Education initiatives around the world. UHST is seeking the additional funds needed in 2016 to extend the project so the team can run Humanist Ethos workshops for the students and their parents and guardians in each of the Humanist schools in Uganda.