Brighter Brains Institute has completed over 120 projects in Uganda since 2013. We built two orphanages and four humanist schools, supported another 10 humanist primary and secondary schools, funded Freethinker Student Clubs at two universities, constructed 23 classrooms, started 14 clinics (with free condoms), gave funding and microloans to 12 women's collectives, paid tuition for 350+ orphans attending our humanist primary and secondary schools, awarded scholarships to humanist students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, purchased goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, startup funds for pumpkin, tomato, potato, passion fruit, pineapple, mushrooms, aloe vera, and vanilla bean farms, fishing boats, water piping, freezers, computers, printers, books, school supplies, toys, weaving material, fabric, shoes, sandals, clothes, blankets, AFRIpads, carpenter's tools, maize & cassava grinders, sewing machines, grasshopper traps, eco-briquette presses, musical instruments, teacher salaries, bags of corn meal and rice, cell phones, solar panels, solar cell phone chargers, microscopes, medicines, and treatment for fistula, clubfoot, and cleft palate.
We've also sponsored 35 tribal Mangyan children in The Philippines, and provided them with de-worming medicine, food, seeds, tools, chickens, protein powder, clothing, school supplies, fencing and agricultural land.
In Ghana, we provided funds for Critical Thinking workshops, and equipment for a “Smoked Fish Projects” run by the Sister Sisters Collective in Cape Coast. In Kenya we provided funds to start a Popsicle business - income generated will feed the 30 orphans at Humanist Orphan Centre Kenya (we assist Center for Inquiry in the project).
In Nigeria, we delivered food, blankets, water cans, latrines, and startup funds for businesses to refugees displaced by Boko Haram, who are presently living in squalor in Alamin Dagash Camp, near Maiduguri. We also give blankets, clothes, and vocational workshops to Almajiri (children abandoned by parents in mosques and Islamic centers), and we helped get prosthetic hands for an Almajiri boy who had both hands amputated, due to mistreatment at an Islamic Center. (info here)
In the USA we delivered 400 books-on-tape, warm clothes, and community garden space to Appalachian towns in eastern Kentucky.
In Morocco, we provided sewing machines to a women’s collective in the Atlas Mountains.
In Istanbul, Turkey - we provided funds to an ex-Muslim atheist to assist him in supporting himself via his bookstore (see below). His friend is holding up “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins, translated into Turkish.