Wednesday, 26 June 2013

New Crops Planted At Humanist School in Uganda

Building One of new site with crops growing around it.
Life has been really swamping me lately. It's been over a week since my last post.

It's mostly house renovations that have morphed into house repairs. Just trying to get these contractors to call back has really got me down. And then there's not having a kitchen anymore.

Anyway, enough whining! Here's another update from Kasese Humanist Primary School Director Bwambale Robert. He starts out with an update on getting building one powered up.

We left off with the wiring being done within the building.  Now we're waiting for the building to be connected with the electrical grid.  Here's an update I got last Friday (June 21st):
I yesterday received a telephone call from a Umeme Official. They said next week they will be working on my order and that most of their technical work was hampered by the Kilembe Floods event.  The Umeme Team and the Electricity Transmission team all had to join hands and assist the Kilembe Mines Team in repairing the damaged lines. I am, however, optimistic that they will come and erect the two poles and then we get lighted up next week.
Bwambale has also started some gardening around the new building. He has engaged some of the locals to grow cabbages, tomatoes, pumpkins, green peppers and plantains.  All of these crops will be donated to the school to supplement the children's diets.

Plantains growing onsite.







Pumpkin.
And the chicken coop is doing fine too!
As with the poultry chicken.  I am reporting that they are also doing fine and eggs are being released on a daily basis and this week we supplied to three classes. I am attaching several photos of the KHPS Site and some of the chicken for our followers to keep informed.
Chickens from the poultry project.
Bwambale also included a picture of all the sand he procured along the banks of the river to runs alongside the land. It will be used in the construction of future school buildings.


How can you help, you ask?  Make a donation on the school's behalf to Atheist Alliance International!




4 comments:

  1. kevinsaldanha26 June 2013 13:39

    Thank you for the update and keeping us informed. Congratulations to Bwambale and his team for flying the Humanist flag in Uganda.

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  2. GodlessPoutine28 June 2013 17:48

    Thanks for your comment! The next project will involve fundraising for new buildings. That will be our biggest challenge yet, I think.

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  3. In short, I love your blog.

    At length...I was investigating the possibility of retiring in Nicaragua after almost 17 years of teaching in the U.S. (Skimpy teacher retirement funds will go a long way in Nicaragua) and found an article about Raji C. who started a humanist school there.


    I've worked 9 tenths of my teaching career with Native Americans and I'm used to living with bad plumbing and leaky ceilings. I would love to work in Nicaragua but only for a humanist cause. I'm tired and ready to retire but I think its a bad thing to do nothing for humanity because a person can only do a little.


    In honesty, my get up and go, has got up and went but my retirement fund will go a long way there and I may be of some use to Raji C.


    Could you put me in touch with atheist/agnostic/freethinkers/humanists in Nicaragua? Maybe I'd go to volunteer before deciding to move. Uganda is too far away but I'd love to be part of something like this in some small way. Can you give me advice and direction?
    shimpainai@yahoo.com

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  4. GodlessPoutine7 July 2013 16:07

    Thanks for your comment, Shimpainai.

    Unfortunately, my friend Raji only volunteered with a secular aid organization in Nicaragua for a few months. She also did some work in India as well. It was my friend Bwambale Robert who started up the school in Uganda.

    I'm not aware of any other Humanist schools, per se. But you could look at Responsible Charity (http://www.responsiblecharity.org/). They are an excellent organization and they just opened a school in India. You can also check out Foundation Beyond Belief - http://foundationbeyondbelief.org/ which may be able to give you some inspiration.


    Thanks for reading the blog! And hope you find some wonderful things to do during your retirement to help yourself and others!

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