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ORGANIZATION: Friends of Batwa International

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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we are happy to have acquired land where we will build a school for Batwa children, the batwa have been deprived of a chance to attend school for the last 30 years, they are now not represented in any leadership positions , this has left them behind in many parameters of life, we are building a school that will will give batwa children both formal and hands on skills education to enable them fit in society and become change agents to transform their communities .

we are looking for volunteer to design a master plan for a 5 acre property that will become a major school, teaching both formal classes and skills such as bakery, hair dressing, catering and hotel management , tourism and hospitality, tailoring and knitting, brick laying and concrete practice and so many others,

volunteers will be required to come on ground and design the master plan on ground we will provide free accommodation but volunteers will be required to contribute food and transportation while on ground.

The Batwa are a group of people who were evicted in the early 90s from the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Forest National Park in SW Uganda. Prior to that, the Batwa survived a life of gathering and hunting and lived harmoniously with the resident gorillas.
After eviction from the forests, the Batwa were given no compensation from the government. Some were settled by some people but on barren and poor land while others continue live as squatters,
Because they lacked skills to adapt to the new environment, The Batwa have lived an impoverished lifestyle with the majority not able to own a place to call "home". The majority of them live in ramshackle houses made of grass or banana leaves,

This has left the Batwa to live vulnerable lives. Many Batwa women and girls are bought for cheap sex in exchange for food others are victims of rape. This, together with the myth that sleeping with Batwa women can cure AIDS and backache, the Batwa have had many unplanned pregnancies and many of them have acquired HIV/Aids.
The Batwa have also ended up with large families they can't take care of.

Acute marginalization in the communities where they live has also deprived them access to major social services. We are a non governmental charitable organization working towards empowering the Batwa to raise their social status, be well accepted in the communities where they live and also create an environment that accepts them as equal and well deserving citizens,

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About Friends of Batwa International

Location:

Plot 20 Mutanda Road, Kisoro, Kisoro 256, UG

Mission Statement

To promote economic development of the Batwa People by supporting, funding and establishing programs and projects through a network of initiatives that aims at holistic transformation and self-sufficiency of the current and future generations to come.

Description

Friends of Batwa International is a not-for-profit organization that was established to aid and empower the Batwa people and other vulnerable groups in the betterment of their lives. The Batwa are responsible for overseeing and running various projects including income-generating activities. This allows the Batwa to undergo a transformation process from a highly dependent lifestyle, to one of self-reliance, prosperity, and social integration.

We bridge the gap between the Batwa and host tribes so that they can finally be appreciated as sentient human beings and live together without any form of discrimination. This would include having access to land, boosting household incomes, access to health care, sanitation, hygiene, education and spiritual needs.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

kakore rubanda districtRubanda, western 256Uganda

SKILLS

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Architecture

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • volunteers will need to commit at least 4 hours a week
  • Enough experience and compassionate about helping

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