Help feed orphans and promote secular humanism in Uganda
The Brighter Brains Institute, a California-based non-profit secular humanist organisation, has launched a funding campaign to establish a tilapia fish pond in Kanungu in Uganda, near the Congo border.
Tilapia is a native African fish that is easily farmed and reproduces quickly, and the plan is to cultivate the fish to provide both food and financial benefits for orphans at the Kanungu Humanist Primary School.
It’s a brilliant concept, and in just seven days the GoFundMe campaign has raised $1,315 of its $1,500 target.
The BBI is doing fantastic work in Uganda and has built two secular humanist orphanages in western Uganda – one in Muhokya/BiZoHa, the other in Kanyenze – and this latest initiative is well worth your support.
Fried tilapia, tilapia soup, and chopped tilapia with groundnuts will be regularly fed to the orphans.
The pond will be 30 meters by 60 meters; tilapia will fed on greens, corn bran, soybeans and groundnuts; No chemicals will be used.
The Institute’s mission is to provide education and economic sustainability to the growing number of secular humanist communities in Uganda.
The Kanungu tilapia pond will generate funds to uplift the entire village.
All donors receive a tax deductible receipt (BBI is a 501c3) and regular updates – with photos – on the construction progress and economic benefits of the pond.
Donating $65 or more earns you a “Tilapia for Orphans” t-shirt. Just provide your address.
If you would like to make a donation, follow this link.
• The BBI appeal reminded me of this brilliant observation:
Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.