BWAMBALE ROBERT MUSUBAHO was orphaned at age five. He was left under the care of his grandmother, and was fortunate to attend primary school, secondary school and college where he attained a Diploma in Biological Sciences.

HE CHOSE HUMANISM because he was thrilled with its philosophy that was opposite the tendency of people in the Rwenzori region to rely on beliefs in magic and superstition. He believed that Humanism would have an impact on improving lives and the sense of community because it empowers people to learn about human rights and dignities. He had long questioned the existence of a God, and was not satisfied with the answers he was getting from religious experts. Through the internet he found other people who thought the same way he did – millions and millions of people globally who were not religious and were doing constructive and meaningful work for the world. He recognized that the best way to pass the Humanist philosophy to the masses would be through actions.

BWAMBALE DEVELOPED A VISION in 2009 to create a community based organization under the name Kasese United Humanist Association to perform humanitarian work – to create jobs, battle injustices and improve lives – and to have the honor to serve the community from which he came. This organization attracted international attention among Humanists and atheists and now runs two school campuses, a free thought library, a plantation, botanical gardens, and is the driving force in bringing about the realization of BiZoHa orphanage - the world's first atheist orphanage. 

The children should be brought up in a way
that they think critically, analyze, discover and explore for themselves. They should also be brought up with love, care, compassion and morally upright.
— Bwambale Robert Musubaho, BiZoHa Humanist Orphanage


Biba Kavass - an Economics teacher at Southwind High School in Memphis, TN. She is also the founder of Microfinance in Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to involving students in humanitarian projects on a global level and the first KIVA Club (high school microfinance) chartered in the state of Tennessee. 

Zoltan Istvan - ex-journalist for National Geographic, author of the best-selling visionary sci-fi novel The Transhumanist’s Wager, columnist for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Motherboard VICE. His interests include human longevity, creating a culture of science and technology, and creating “national and global safeguards and programs that protect people against abusive technology and other possible planetary perils we might face as we transition into the transhumanist era."

Hank Pellissier - President of BBI, Managing Director of Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, brain health writer at, columnist at, NYTimes, and, and author of Brighter Brains: 225 ways to elevate or injure IQ.