Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Prominent Nigerian humanist seeks assistance for study in UK

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Our friend Leo Igwe, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Humanist Movement, is looking to hear from anyone who may be able to assist him with funding/accommodation for studying for his PhD on African Humanism at the University of Leeds.

Leo proposes to research the struggles by African Humanists to express their thoughts, assert their identity, organise themselves and contribute to public debates, issues and development. At the same time he plans to use this opportunity to improve his language, writing and research skills.

In order to begin his first year, he will need to raise funding and find accommodation. Humanists in Nigeria face great obstacles in tackling superstition, and it would be a great help to their movement for Leo to come and research African humanism for his PhD.

If anyone feels they may be able to assist Leo in any way, please get in touch with us on webcontact@newhumanist.org.uk and we will put you in contact with him. Any help will be greatly appreciated.