The Uganda Humanist Association (UHASSO)
Motto: Towards a free Humanitarian
and Scientific World
The Uganda Humanist Association (UHASSO) organises quarterly seminars
on several topics including: Humanistic Principles, Politics, Religious
tolerance and dialogues between opposed groups.
Besides organising seminars, it employs a range of other projects
and activities with a special emphasis on educating and helping young
people. UHASSO was founded by Makerere University Students between
1993 and 1996.
(a) Humanist Principles training Project
Every month two members of UHASSO visit a selected college to lecture
students on Humanism and its principles. In each new case students
are encouraged to form a club based on Humanism principles. These
Free Thought college clubs are encouraged to organise debates on
UHASSO organises training seminars for young future teachers who
are still in colleges, during these seminars participants are encouraged
- avoid applying corporal punishments
- secularize education in schools
by not forcing their religious orientation onchildren who in most
cases belong to diverse religions,
- get familiar with alternative
theories on the origin of life e.g. Evolution and steady state
- promote sex education in schools.
(c) Humanist Youth AIDS Awareness and Prevention project
This project aims:
-to make people more aware about safe sex and supply of condoms,
-to provide facilities for productive use of leisure time geared
Humanist Virtues such as multicultural and bi-sexual cooperation,
Partners link Project
The traditional boundaries of religion, tribe and social status
prevent youth from finding desirable partners. The project is intended
to dissolve these barriers and avail free interaction amongst youth
culminating into unbiased selection mechanism for marriage partners.
There is a youth branch to UHASSO,
called Uganda Humanist Association Youths. More information about
this will follow on this site.
Post Address: P.O. BOX 4427 KAMPALA,
Tel: +256 -77385068 or +256-77-445795,
@Written by John Joseph Kisakye
The Uganda Humanist Youth is a full member of IHEYO.
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Uganda Young Positives (UYP)
P.O. Box 70233, Kampala, Uganda
*The Uganda Young Positives is a consultative member of IHEYO.
Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
P.O. Box 14256, Kampala, Uganda
*SMUG is a consultative member of IHEYO.
and Roam Uganda (Far-UG)
P.O. Box 14256, Kampala, Uganda,
is a consultative member of IHEYO.
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