Stand Up For Reason Campaign
We Are Not Witches!
Every year, Thousands of vulnerable children and elders are attacked and driven out of their homes or killed each year by family and neighbors who have been told they are "witches".
You Can Make a Difference to Inoculate Ugandan Children from Magic and Superstition
In 2008, the Kasese United Humanist Association (KUHA), inaugurated the courageous goal of raising a generation of children in Uganda grounded in freethought, reason, and science. They wanted to break the generational cycle of families passing on myths of magic and superstition and replace it with a solid foundation to allow Uganda to develop the knowledge and skills to raise its communities out of poverty and build a democratic and informed society.
KUHA established a primary school in the Kilembe Valley of southwest Uganda to do just that. This year, AAI joined their efforts by adopting the school as our first AAI Foundation volunteer project. In September of this year, AAI sent four volunteer teachers from North America and Hong Kong to the school to assist the KUHA staff in their goals.
Those combined efforts brought great success and stature to the school. It is now serving over 250 primary school students. But the school is not government funded; it is paid for through student tuitions. While the tuition is not expensive - only $40 per semester, which includes a lunch for the students each day - many of these students come from families with little to no income and can afford to come to the school only through private scholarships.
Your donation can help keep these children in school.
Sponsor a child for a semester for only $40, and help the next generation of Ugandans grow up with the tools of reason and science to build a secular society.
Want to help us even more? Join our fundraising team by setting up a website for the AAI Foundation and the KUHA school at http://www.FirstGiving.com and promote it through your Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter accounts!