Africa is on the rise economically but faces significant challenges in education. By 2030, over 230 million jobs on the continent will require digital skills. Unfortunately, the latest State of Global Education Update reports that nearly 9 out of 10 children in Sub-Saharan Africa cannot read and comprehend a basic text by the age of 10, representing a severe crisis. To ensure this generation can contribute to economic growth, access to basic, secondary, tertiary, technical, and vocational education is essential.
In Uganda, Humanist schools have demonstrated that progress is possible even under difficult circumstances such as limited budgets, high population growth, and cultural barriers to education for women and girls.
The Webinar highlights the importance of Humanist Education in Africa. We'll hear from some of the experts in the Humanist education system and their experience.
Erin is a doctoral researcher at LHC, CERN - Warsaw University of Technology.
She founded a startup called FEOTA Oy in Finland that offers affordable education and consultancy services to youths from underdeveloped countries.
Ebuka is a Nigerian Human Rights lawyer, and Atheist Activist. He advocates for the end of blasphemy laws worldwide. He successfully appealed the ten years prison sentence passed on Omar Farouq for offences of blasphemy by a Sharia Court in Filin Hockey, Kano State. He also successfully appealed a death sentence passed on Yahaya Sharif Aminu by the same court; and is currently at the Supreme Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja to challenge the order of retrial by the Court of Appeal, Kano State Division in the same case. He currently serves as the legal officer and secretary of Foundation for Religious Freedom and also as the African Regional Director of the Atheist Alliance International.
He advocates for the total overhaul of Nigeria's education system.
BWAMBALE ROBERT MUSUBAHO
Robert is the director of Kasese Humanist School. KHS was founded in 2011 and currently has 3 campuses located in Rukoki, Muhokya and Kahendero. The school currently has about 950 students across its campuses. ''With science, we can progress” is the school's official motto and slogan.
Robert is also a Humanist, farmer, environmentalist, and founding member of the Kasese United Humanist Association.
Mohammed Cisse serves as a Board Director and treasurer of The Clergy Project (TCP) and lends his voice to the promotion of Humanist values and critical thinking.
Lynda is an African Human Rights Activist, a Board Advisor for Humanist Global Charity, Uganda Chapter and an African Editor at Humanistically Speaking Magazine.
She is Involved with the support & promotion of Ugandan Humanist schools since 2020. She has studied the biased colonial & present day education curriculum in Zimbabwe & South Africa & advocates for a complete continent wide curriculum overhaul written by Africans and for Africans.
Rogers is an instructor and educator. He is a professional primary school teacher and the founder of Eagle's View Humanist Primary School Uganda.
Before leaving to start Eagle’s View Humanist School, he taught in a few other humanist schools across Uganda.