Kanungu Humanist School is located in southwest Uganda, near the Impenetrable Forest (home of the mountain gorillas) and the Congo border.
The school serves approximately 200 children from grades PreK-6.
The curriculum is secular humanist, a highly unusual feature in heavily-religious Uganda, where the vast majority are fundamentalist Anglican, Catholic, Pentecostal, or Islamic. Traditional African beliefs, with their dangerous superstitions, are also subscribed to.
Kanungu Humanist School teaches the value listed below:
Ten Humanist Principles
- DIGNITY: Proclaim the natural dignity and inherent worth of all human beings.
- RESPECT: Respect the life and property of others.
- TOLERANCE: Be tolerant of others belief and life styles
- SHARING: Share with those who are less fortunate and assist those in need of help.
- NO DOMINATION: Do not dominate through lies or otherwise.
- NO SUPERSTITION: Rely on Reason, Logic and Science to understand the universe and to solve life's problems.
- CONSERVATION: Conserve and improve the Earth’s natural environment.
- NO WAR: Resolve differences and conflicts without resorting to war or violence.
- DEMOCRACY: Rely on political and economic democracy to organize human affairs.
- EDUCATION: Develop ones intelligence and talents through education and effort.
from Global & Rational Ethics by Rodrique Tremblay