Schools & Humanism in Uganda (18 March 2021)
Francis Sealy from GlobalNet21 interviews Steve Hurd, Chair of Uganda Humanist Schools Trust.
Discussion ranges over:
- How Peter Kisirinya, the founder in 2005 of the first Humanist School in Uganda, became a Humanist.
- The founding of Uganda Humanist Association and hosting of IHEU’s 2004 East African Humanist Congress.
- The rational for starting Humanist Schools in relation to helping to improve conditions of life in rural areas.
- The funding and development of the schools.
- The educational, economic and social impact of the Isaac Newton High School.
- Steady growth in the number of Humanist primary and secondary schools.
- The nature of Positive Humanism as a philosophy which people from all faiths can embrace.
- The growing interest in Humanism especially in communities in the West of Uganda hit by religious & cult violence.
UHST Scholarship Programme
Hilary presents some of the issues surrounding the awarding of scholarships in the Humanist secondary schools.