Brighter Brains Institute (BBI, brighterbrains.org/) is a SF Bay nonprofit that promotes humanist principles in western Uganda. BBI built BiZoHa – “the world’s first atheist orphanage”; it recently “converted” four schools in the Ruwenzori mountains to secular humanist principles, and it publishes African humanist writers, like Leo Igwe and Bwambale Robert Musubaho. It also established 12 clinics in the region to combat malaria, cholera, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
Hank Pellissier is a writer for GreatSchools.org and program director of BBI. Previously he wrote for NYTimes.com and Salon.com, and authored Brighter Brains: 225 ways to elevate and injure IQ. He produced the world’s first Atheist Film Festival (2009, San Francisco) and a 2010 Atheist Calendar.