Cutting the turf on the new Katumba Nursery School

We have just heard from Juma Siriwayo that construction of a brand new primary school for the Katumba community on the Congo border of Uganda has started with foundation work on the Nursery section. Weather conditions have been challenging. Very heavy rains have hindered progress. Floods have washed out two key bridges on the road […]

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A New Primary School for the Katumba Community

If ever a community deserved a new school for their children, it is the parents of Katumba, a small village in the foothills of the Ruwenzori Mountains, overlooking the troubled Eastern Province of the Congo. 5 years ago, the community was ripped apart when an insurrection, led by a Congolese witchdoctor, resulted in the deaths […]

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Humanist schools hit by climate change and crop disease

The Humanist secondary schools in Uganda, supported by UHST, have suffered unexpected setbacks in their progress towards self-reliance. Exceptionally heavy rains and crop disease have devastated crop yields and incomes, making it difficult for families to pay school fees. This has left the schools with a serious cash shortfall. Mustard Seed School’s financial problems started […]

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Humanist Schools Making their Mark in Uganda

Here is a link to Uganda Humanist Schools Trust’s Annual Report for 2018-2019. http://www.ugandahumanistschoolstrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/19-UHST-Annual-Report-2018-2019r.pdf It is a little longer than previous reports and reflects the huge amount that has been going on in the schools, helped by the proceeds of our 10th Anniversary Building Appeal. The schools have improved beyond recognition and students and staff […]

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The Family of Humanist Schools in Uganda is Growing

We have just returned from a 3-week visit to Uganda, where we visited some of the growing band of Humanist Schools. Isaac Newton High School, near Masaka, is a beacon for high education and welfare standards in its District, where it is the 5th best performing school out of 35. Its visionary and energetic Director, […]

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Isaac Newton: Climate Change & other Challenges

This is the latest report from Peter Kisirinya, the Director of Isaac Newton High School: Isaac Newton High School has reached the end of term one of 2019. It is satisfying to reflect on the progress we have made in developing the school and improving the education and welfare of our students, which are both […]

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Uganda Humanist Schools Trust’s infrastructure appeal reaches the half-way point

UHST is delighted to announce that our 10th Anniversary Building Appeal has brought in donations from our supporters of £75,300. This takes us half-way towards our goal of raising £150,000 to complete the major infrastructure of the two Uganda high schools we support. During 2018, contributions from UHST supporters have made a huge difference to […]

A Further Year of Progress at Mustard Seed School

Moses Kamya, the Director of Mustard Seed School, reports on another year of progress: “We closed for the end of 2018 holidays on the 7th of December with a total enrolment of 565 children, 333 of whom were in boarding. We conducted UNEB exams successfully and are expecting good results early next year. The increase […]

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Isaac Newton School’s big leap forward in 2018

Peter Kisirinya, the Director of Isaac Newton High School, has just sent this report of impressive progress during 2018. “The school ended its 2018 academic year on 7th December with a total of 573 students, out of which 369 are boarding students with 194 girls and 175 boys. This year we are proud to report […]

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Barrie Berkley

We have just learned the sad news that Barrie Berkley died last Tuesday. Barrie made contact with the Ugandan founders of the pioneering Humanist Schools in 2004 and worked hard to stimulate international support for the schools. In 2008 he joined Uganda Humanist Schools Trust as one of our founding Trustees. He and his wife […]

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