The project aims at restoring the lost and fast fading cultural heritage of the batwa/pygmies in kabale Uganda through music, art, storytelling and crafts. cultural tourism will also be done
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Batwa Tribe of Africa is among the poorest people in the world, suffering indignities that we can’t even imagine. Considered “sub-human” by their immediate neighbors, they have NO rights. Driven out of their forest homes and forced to work as indentured servants, they barely survive. . Due to their pygmy ancestry, they continue to suffer ethnic prejudice, discrimination, violence and are essentially victims of a slow process of genocide by starvation, and general exclusion from society.
How will this project solve this problem?
The authentic artwork of the batwa will be used in the fabrication of t-shirts, hats, watches, backpacks, purses, bags and statues this will greatly preserve the batwa culture and heritage.music and story telling will also be done
Potential Long Term Impact
Batwa culture and mysticism, is a core part of society that needs to be preserved for generations to come, therefore, this project is a one-of-a-kind concept aiming to restore and preserve the batwa heritage.over 1200 batwa people will be empowered.
Total Funding Received to Date: $50
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 . The original project funding goal was $25,000.