Humanist students’ Away Day

In 2016 Isaac Newton High School set up a Humanist Association to promote humanist values and put them into practice by working in the local community. They decided to offer practical help to some of the poorest members of the nearby village and chose to focus particularly on hygiene and sanitation. The projects they have […]

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Humanist Schools defy expectations at A-level

The pictures show Mustard Seed School’s star student, Joan Mukisa, being congratulated for her outstanding A-level performance when the results, two Bs and a C, were released last week. Joan, or Joanex as she prefers to be known, stood out as an exceptional student when she joined the school.  She is a single orphan, who […]

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Excellent O-level results at Isaac Newton

The Uganda Certificate of Education (O-level) results were released last week. Isaac Newton High School had their best results ever – a huge leap in performance on last year. 50 candidates were entered for the exams. There are 9 grades overall and Isaac Newton’s results were stellar: 13 (26%) gained Grade 1 23 (46%) gained […]

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Josh Kutchinsky dancing

Here is Josh dancing at the Humanist School in Uganda: Happy memories Steve Hurd

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Sad loss of Josh Kutchinsky

It is with great sadness that we heard today of the death of our dear friend Josh Kutchinsky. It is a huge loss to us all. Josh played an extremely valuable role as a founding Trustee of Uganda Humanist Schools Trust, where he represented the British Humanist Association. We were together in Uganda in 2008 […]

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St Louis Ethical Society Podcast

Here is the latest podcast be Kate Lovelady, leader of St Louis Ethical Society, which has raised substantial funds to support the Humanist Schools in Uganda. The podcast of Kate’s annual appeal of 2017 to support the Uganda Schools is at <https://ethicalstl.org/category/podcast/>, specifically on December 3, entitled: What wonders we can achieve together Much of […]

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Positive Report from Mustard Seed School Director

The latest Annual Report by Moses Kamya, the Mustard Seed School’s Director, outlines substantial progress during 2017. At last the school’s long-standing water shortage is within sight of relief following the completion of a new high pressure water pipe from a new pumping station on the River Nile. By providing additional unplanned money three-quarters of […]

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Help UHST through Give as You Live

To UHST Supporters I have signed UHST up for the Give as you Live program. Once registered individuals can link to thousands of shopping sites, including the likes of Amazon, John Lewis and the supermarkets, and a proportion (0.5 to 1%) of what you spend is paid by the shop to UHST. If a significant […]

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Climate Change Hits Uganda Schools

The Humanist Schools in Uganda have faced acute water shortage. Increases in student numbers have put pressure on the limited water resources and the situation has been exacerbated by changes in climatic conditions. Since 1991 the mean annual temperature in Uganda has risen by 1.5°C (see graph). The additional energy in the atmosphere has caused […]

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International Friendship Visit to Mustard Seed School

We have just returned from a wonderful few days at Mustard Seed School. Five international visitors joined us and we took part in a variety of hugely enjoyable activities with students and staff. Flowerbeds had sprung up throughout the site since our last visit, which made the site attractive and welcoming. Good results have brought […]

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