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CLHG talk: 31st August - Steve Hurd on Humanist Schools in Uganda

From: Alice F.
Sent on: Monday, August 15, 2011 11:04 PM

 

Central London Humanist Group presents

Humanist Schools in Uganda: Opportunities & challenges

Date: Wednesday 31st August 2011

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

RSVP here: www.meetup.com/Central-London-Humanists/events/[masked]

 

The Central London Humanist Group is pleased to be joined for a talk by Steve Hurd, Chief Executive of the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust (UHST). UHST is a charity which raises funds to support education in humanist schools in Uganda.

Steve will talk about the development of the schools, show pictures and discuss the place of humanism in education in Uganda and the schools’ hopes and challenges. There will also be discussion of some of the policy dilemmas facing the development of effective education through humanist schools in Uganda, and an opportunity to consider how the CLHG might help to support the charity.

Find out more about the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust at www.ugandahumanistschoolstrust.org

 

Format

The event will start at 6.30pm. The speaker will give a presentation, followed by audience Q&A. It will finish by 8pm, followed by optional discussion in a nearby pub.

 

 

About the speaker

Steve Hurd started out as a secondary school teacher in Uganda in 1970-72. This started a lifelong interest in development issues. From 2007 to 2010 he was co-Director of a large project in Uganda that created materials to help trainee and practising teachers in secondary schools (www.elateafrica.org). This provided the opportunity to get to know the three Humanist schools, developed in Uganda since 2005, and to set up the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust, which raises funds to support them.

 

About the venue

The event will take place in the Brockway Room of Conway Hall. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The Hall is located at 25 Red Lion Square, close to Holborn tube station.

 

Cost and booking

Please RSVP to book your place using the function on the right hand side of this page.

A voluntary donation of £2 will be requested at the end of the meeting to cover costs of the room hire. Additional donations will go to the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust.

 

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