Supporting the education of the Batwa children
Who are the Batwa?
The Batwa are an indigenous community residing in Kisoro district and the surrounding areas. In Kisoro, the Batwa settlements are scattered across the district but majority live adjacent to Mgahinga and Bwindi National Park. They were evicted from the forest homes in early 1990s during the process od creating Mgahinga and Bwindi parks. That is why the Batwa are referred to as forest people. They live a rudimentary life based entirely on small scale farming though majority of the Batwa do not own a parcel of land.
The Batwa faces so many daily life challenges compared to other ethnic groups. They limited acccess to heath care and education opportunities.
MCDO's work with the Batwa peoples
MCDO provides education sponsorship opportunities and scholastic materials to Batwa school going children. MCDO currently pays school fees for a number of Batwa primary schools children. This program will continue to grow if we get more well wishers and sponsors. If you are a sponsor out there who would like to contribute to the education efforts of the Batwa chidren, please get in touch. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The cultural significance of the Batwa