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Brighterbrains.org is the website of the Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) - a non-profit charitable organization in Piedmont, California. Our 501c3 status is Here / Our EIN is #46-3953105

We provide critical thinking workshops to SubSaharan African communities, primarily schools and women’s collectives. We also promote secular humanism via education, health, economic development, project funding, and apostate support. We operate in Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya, with previous projects in The Philippines and Appalachia (USA) plus 12 conferences in the SF Bay Area and Washington D.C.

Our Critical Thinking workshop was primarily designed by Leo Igwe, a Nigerian secular humanist & skeptic.

Current priorities are:

Critical Thinking Workshops / Community Gardens / Vegetable & Fruit Farms / Tilapia Ponds / Women’s Collectives / Birth Control / Building Schools & Orphanages / AFRIPads / Teacher Salaries / Apostate Support / Fresh Water / Orphan Sponsorships / Medical Clinics / Educational Materials / Nigerian Think Tank

If you are an organization in SubSaharan Africa that is interested in our critical thinking workshop, our guidelines for partnering are HERE.

BBI is a member of The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). Humanism advocates the goodness of human beings, and seeks rational ways to solve human problems. The schools we help provide humanist lectures to the children, based on The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles. BBI has helped 16 schools, plus we’ve started 15 clinics, and two orphanages.

Our Africa Humanist History:

2014 Brighter Brains provided support to Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda.

2015 Brighter Brains constructed - brick by brick - BiZoHa Orphanage Humanist School, and Kahendero Nursery Humanist School.

2016 several schools in Kasese district expressed interest in humanism; BBI helped them with their needs. We achieved an excellent partnership with Kanyenze Humanist School and Mother Givers Humanist School, in Buhanga.

2017 Kanungu Humanist Primary School and Pearl Vocational Training College became our partners, plus ten humanist women’s groups.

2018 - We support “Island of Hope Humanist School” in Kenya, and Lalafofofo in Tanzania; we launch the Nigerian Humanist Policy Centre, with three aims: ending the Almajiri system in northern Nigeria, aiding “witch children” in southeast Nigeria, and helping orphan girls in Borno state; we initiate our Critical Thinking workshops, in multiple schools and women’s collectives, in Uganda and Cameroon.

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Brighter Brains raises funds via GoFundMe, Facebook, our email list, and partnerships with other irreligious groups. Info on how to donate HERE.

Questions? email brighterbrainsinstitute@gmail.com or phone 415-309-3505.

Canadian contributors who want to receive tax deduction receipts can donate via Humanist Canada at this webpage. In the bottom square, called “Direct Donation” - select “Kasese Uganda School Fund.” We also partner with Atheist Alliance International in fundraising and on Critical Thinking.

Partners and groups we support are listed below.

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Brighter Brains Institute is a 501(c)3 non­profit, tax­exempt organization in the United States. Our EIN is #46­3953105.

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Living the Secular Life - by Phil Zuckerman
Living the Secular Life - by Phil Zuckerman
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Videos
Women’s Humanist Conference in Bushenyi, Uganda (with Ngabirwe Phiona and Biira Cathy)
Women’s Humanist Conference in Bushenyi, Uganda (with Ngabirwe Phiona and Biira Cathy)
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