stevehurd@uhst.org Uganda Humanist Schools Trust

General Videos

GlobalNet21 Webinar

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.