Kasese

HAAM’s International Outreach

In a world where so much international charity comes with a heavy dose of proselytization, isn’t it special to be able to support an organization whose motto is “With science, we can progress”?

The School

HAAM members have been supporting Kasese Humanist Primary School  in Uganda since 2015.  Many of us have been watching the progress of this school since its inception. An unlikely beacon of rational humanism in the heart of “kill the gays” country, Kasese Humanist Primary School gives us all hope that Uganda can recover from the poisonous influence of deadly American religious intolerance.

As the brainchild of Bwambale Robert Musubaho, KHPS was founded in 2011 by the Kasese United Humanist Association. This unique school, for boys and girls ages 3-14, receives help and support from Humanists in many countries. Its curriculum is science-based, but sports, music, and arts programs are also offered. Our donations support a variety of needs – textbooks, teachers’ salaries, building upkeep, uniforms, student field trips, science lab equipment, food for boarding students, tuition assistance for needy families, and even clinic medicines.

Since opening in 2011, the school has grown to three campuses and over 700 students. As of April 2019, enrollment is

Rukoki campus (Nursery, Primary & Secondary) – 249 students
Kahendero campus (Nursery & Primary) – 182 students
Bizoha Muhokya campus (Nursery & Primary) – 325 students

You can follow the school and some of the students’ activities on their blog , YouTube channel, or Facebook page.

The Students

The school has a Child Sponsorship Program to assist with tuition for needy, bright, disadvantaged, and vulnerable children. Unfortunately, there are many  children who have been orphaned or who come from disadvantaged homes and require sponsors in order to get an education. For us in Canada, it’s hard to imagine the difficulties some of these children face. Kasese School really needs our support to continue its work!

Since 2015, HAAM has been supporting a young student at the Bizoha campus by paying his annual school tuition. We are committed to sponsoring him for the full length of his schooling at KHPS. Every fall, we need to collect enough money to cover his tuition for the coming year. Anything extra goes to the general school fund.

Right: Our sponsored student reading The Day the Dinosaurs Died

 

The Community

Kasese is a town of just over 100,000 people, north of Lake George and at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda. It’s a growing community, in part because of increasing tourism due to its proximity to two national parks. Industries include copper mining and cobalt production. Kasese serves as the headquarters for the district and boasts a hospital, an airport, and a small power station.

The surrounding predominantly religious community is sometimes hostile, but Humanist values are gradually catching on, with three other Humanist schools, two health clinics, and many businesses in the area founded on the Humanist model.

 

 

Donate

Our main fundraising drive for Kasese is annually in the fall, but donations are gratefully accepted at any time during the year. Just use the Donate button in the sidebar on this page (or scroll down if you’re using a mobile device), and include a note letting us know that the donation is for Kasese.

Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10.

Please give generously.

We can’t fix the whole world, but we can make a difference in the life of these kids. 

 

 

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