Humanists International awards 5 grants to “Regional Humanist Hubs”

We awarded a total of $15 900 to support the projects of five Member Organizations around the world

  • post Type / Growth and Development
  • Date / 3 四月 2019

In January Humanists International relaunched for the third time the “Regional Humanist Hub grants” programme, focusing this time on Asia, our priority region for 2019.

The grants programme provides a modest boost for projects aimed at promoting humanism or humanist campaigning, or capacity-building for humanist organizations.

22 Member Organizations from all over the world sent their project proposals, for a total of a total of $95 000 requested, and on 20 March the decision was made to award 5 of them for a total of $15 900.

The 5 grants awarded in 2019 were the following:

Filipino Freethinkers - $6 500

Creation of a 21-episode podcast series with humanist activists from the Asian region, including Nepal, Taiwan, India, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, etc.

Atheist Bogotà - $4 800

The art of thinking: a series of free courses on skepticism and critical thinking for 720 students in the city of Bogotà (Colombia)

Prometheus Society of Slovakia - $2 200

Delivery of a secular campaign to inform citizens in Slovakia about the 2020 national census, through videos, posted leaflets, and the creation of a new dedicated web-portal

Humanist Association for Leadership, Equity and Accountability - $1 800

Creation of a website to train and manage humanist celebrants and to provide information on how to organise a humanist ceremonies in Africa

Peruvian Atheist Association - $600

Delivery of 2020 campaign “Exonérate Peru” (“Opt-out Peru”), whose main goal is to provide information to the parents about the current legislation in Peru and the legal procedures to opt-out their children from the Catholic teaching.

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