A presentation by Steve & Hilary Hurd
A third of Uganda’s population live in severe poverty, belief in witchcraft, demonic possession and pseudoscience is widespread, and the country has been identified as the world’s most dangerous place to live if you are gay.
Against this backdrop of superstitious beliefs and religious bigotry, the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust was established to support three secondary schools offering liberal secular-humanist education in impoverished rural communities, providing otherwise-unattainable education for children growing up without electricity, sanitation, or running water, many of whom are orphans. The schools aim to provide an education that respects freedom of thought and expression, rational scientific enquiry, human rights, gender and racial equality, and that attains high levels of achievement and social responsibility.
Please come along to discover the remarkable story of these inspirational schools and their achievements.
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