KASESE HUMANIST PRIMARY SCHOOL


With Science,we can progress

Brief notes about Kasese Humanist School

  • Founded in 2011
  • Run & managed by Kasese United Humanist Association
  • Founded on - Science foundation
  • Its a secular school
  • Open to boys and girls aged between 3 - 14
  • Welcomes all children from all belief and non belief systems
  • Embraces Humanist values
  • Curriculum - Uganda Nursery & Primary School Curriculum
  • Optional subjects taught: Humanism, vocational skills & computer lessons.
  • Clubs at the school: Freethinkers club, Volley ball, Football, Netball, Debate club, Music dance & drama club, Red Cross club.
  • Its entirely a day school with boarding facilities to a limited number of pupils.
  • School supports girl child education
  • School runs a Child Sponsorship Program where needy, bright and disadvantaged vulnerable children get assisted.
  • School colors are Orange and Blue
  • School has a small hostel, farmland and school gardens.
  • Has 3 campuses now and all schools are on our permanent lands in Rukoki, Muhokya and Kahendero.
  • The Bizoha Campus Muhokya and Bizoha Campus Kahendero 

PROGRAMS AT KASESE HUMANIST PRIMARY SCHOOL

UGANDA PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM PROVISION:

The school offers lessons to children as required by the Uganda's Ministry of Education and Sports, normally there are 4 major subjects taught and examinable by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). These subjects are Mathematics,English,Science and Social Studies. Lessons like Physical Education are also mandatory to all the classes .
                          

BALANCED SECULAR EDUCATION:

The school is set up on the foundation of Science and Humanism so Humanism and Free thought knowledge is taught to the learners, Humanist principles, Values and ethics are offered to our children, free inquiry and critical thinking based on science philosophy is emphasized and lessons offered are free from dogmas and indoctrinations which is prevalent in the majority of Ugandan communities. We embrace REASON and belief in things backed by empirical evidence not myths, fairy tales and allegories.


ARTS & CRAFTS PROVISION:
The school provides Arts and Crafts lessons to learners such that they are exposed to creativity to make things like ropes, mats,beads,pots,portraits,drawings,objects from available raw materials or wastes or trashes which can be of use to human nature. The skills attained helps the learner to stand better chances to employ themselves and earn a living through full time employment or doing the work part time.
Those who don't excel with school academic work are encouraged to concentrate a lot on attaining the basic skills in arts and crafts.


MUSIC, DANCE & DRAMA SECTION:
The school labors a lot in exposing the children to love music,to dance and participate in singing, create plays and poems and make presentations to fellow students. The world as it stands, the Music industry employs lots of people,some have earned reputations as celebrities who have transformed lives and made this world a better place.
The school intends to have a strong music,dance and drama group that will help much in tapping out talents of the learners and expose them to local and international standards through the school close collaboration with the outside international friendship networks the school has with free thinkers.
                                       

GAMES AND SPORTS SECTION:
The school avails a wide selection of sports and games activities to the children.Main games at the school are foot ball, net ball, rope skipping. More games are to be introduced soon and plans are under way avail to the children especially those in the nursery section a playing room for them at times when they are not engaged in active learning.


COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING:
Our children are exposed to computer lessons since we are in a world of the computer revolution,children need to be taught about computers,what they do,how computers has made life easy, the internet and its goodness and how the computers can help the children in their day to day activities. We now have a functional Computer Club at the school.




GARDENING AND OUT DOOR FLORI CULTURE:
The school is also to engage in basic Agricultural Applications by exposing the children to basic gardening techniques.Uganda is a country which relies entirely on Agriculture and its a good idea for the children to be taught the skills of garden, growing flowers for fun and money etc.


OUTDOOR LEARNING AND TOURING:
The school respect the right for children not only to be confined to class rooms but to also enjoy touring different places with an intention of learning like visiting National Parks, Forests,Lakes, Religious and Historical sites,Meseums, towns and cities plus meeting new people. This refreshes the minds of the learners and improves on their level of thinking and gives them first hand chance to understand the biodiversity of nature and life forms.

FREE THINKERS CLUB

The school has a vibrant club that aims at propelling humanist and free thought views to the masses of Kasese and its out skirts, it engages itself in debates, workshops, community events and out reach programs. Most of its members are current and former students of the school, some parents of KHPS and the working staff at the school.

THE KHPS VOCATIONAL CLUB

This is a fully fledged club that aims at empowering young people with skills in the field of carpentry, tailoring, arts and crafts and weaving. All the activities for this club is done in the vocational workshop at the Rukoki campus.

ERIC OLIVER CREATIVITY CLUB:

This is a club that aims at tapping talents in young people at the school who can sing, make good artwork, dance, create anything unique, draw up some thing using free hand. The project is financed by Eric Oliver Pellissier, a US Born national who is a long time friend and strong admire of Kasese Humanist Primary School.

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Challenges & some solutions faced at the school

  •  Most parents fail to meet the cost of school fees of their children in time as most of our parents and guardians are low income earners while others are jobless and pay school fees in small installments which hampers our smooth running of the school activities. To try solve this problem, the school management through efforts of the School Director initiated the Child Sponsorship Program which has tried to look for international sponsors to help out children from needy families, this initiative is continuing.
  • Our teaching staff serve our pupils at the available low monthly basic salary of UGX 120,000 compared to the salary of a Government aided schools UGX 270,000, our dreams are to increase on their salaries so that our teachers and non teaching staff enjoy a better life while with us.
  • We lack a secondary school in Kasese District which can accommodate our Humanist Students when they leave Kasese Humanist Primary School for secondary studies. The reason behind this is that most secondary schools here are run and managed by churches or religious groups so secularism and free thought is not deep rooted in these schools which actually is a loss on our side as children excelling from our school end up being indoctrinated again when they reach secondary school.
  • Escalating prices of food supplies which has hampered our pledge to ensure our children are given breakfast,lunch and supper for those in the boarding section.As a solution to this the school now has a Plantation in Muhokya code named the Bizoha Farmland and a forest coming up to provide firewood used in cooking food.
  • We could love our children to explore the nature around them by visiting places like National parks, zoos, forests, mining sites and other industrial areas in the country in order to advance their learning experiences and we are limited by the lack of transport means as hiring goes expensive.

              










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