Forum - Sub-Saharan Humanist Entrepreneur Fund - Hank Pellissier

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Mountain View Community Center

201 S Rengstorff Ave · Mountain View, CA

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We currently meet in the Cedar Room. For directions to the MV Community Center, please see the directions that are given at the very bottom of the description of this Forum. Thanks.

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The Brighter Brains Institute, a SF Bay nonprofit (website https://Humanists.Global) has promoted humanism in Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, and Tanzania for 5 years. It built 4 schools and 2 orphanages, but it eventually decided the best way to provide help is offering $300 startup grants to humanist entrepreneurs - mostly in Nigeria. It has delivered funds for 81 of these small projects, in both rural and small industry enterprises.

Hank Pellissier's talk will discuss the failures of our other philanthropic methods, the hazards of our present strategy, and our future goals.

Hank Pellissier is founder/program director/CFO of the Brighter Brains Institute. This is his third presentation to Silicon Valley Humanists. He's very happy to be coming back.

After the Forum, please join us for a lunch at 12:30pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.

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Head south (away from the Bay) on Rengstorff Ave. (in Mountain View) from 101 or Central Expressway until you cross the train tracks. Then turn left at the intersection (with a traffic light) that says "Stanford Ave.-->" and
"<--Community Center". That puts you into the Community Center's parking lot. In the parking lot, veer to the right, and then turn left, and park alongside the right-hand side of the Community Center. Enter where you see the Humanist Community sign.