Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you build a cooperative and flourishing irreligious community where you live?
Robert Magara: To build a cooperative and make my community flourish irreligious, I am just doing the sensitization about Humanism and using our Ten Humanist principles and values.
Jacobsen: What kind of things do you do there?
Magara: We have a primary school, women’s empowerment center groups, the community garden, we are also planning to build a clinic in our community given the funds.
Jacobsen: In Uganda, what are the bigger problems of mobilization for the humanist community? What can international funders such as Canadian ones do to support you? Where will the funding go if given?
Magara: In Uganda, the bigger problems of mobilization for the humanist community is that I am lacking the transport means like a motorcycle which costs $1500.
– we would have the out reach and more radio programs but we have no any facilities and the funds.
Jacobsen: How will this impact the young generation?
Magara: The international funders such as the Canadian can support me either with the equipment like the computer, the sewing machines, office furniture or anything anyone can afford especially for the women empowerment in Uganda. See the attachment below.
Jacobsen: Other than atheism, what other supporters are there for science and reason?
Magara: This will improve the women’s skills, and the community around them, broaden women’s access to economic opportunities.
Also, the young generation easing the transition from school to work as with job and life skills training programs in the fight against poverty.
We have other supporters of science and reason from America. They are doing a great work in some of the areas in Uganda.
Jacobsen: What did you found to be a good antidote to superstition in Uganda?
Magara: The anti-superstition activism in Kanungu is working well. People are no longer rocked. The good thing is hat, many have started the’ think-and -do policy that I believe is the most workable evidence or witness for free human life.
Jacobsen: Thank you for your time, Robert.