restore the cultural heritage of the batwa/pgmies

by Christian Concern for Batwa and Uganda (CCEBRU)

Summary

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
$50.00
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
7
years

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.

Solution

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

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.developmentingardening.org/​DIG/​Pygmie_Batwa_.html
batwa overview
batwa interview to dispel myth of sub humanity
participatory film by batwa/​pygmies

Organization Information

Christian Concern for Batwa and Uganda (CCEBRU)

Location: Kabale - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.globalbatwaoutreach.org
Project Leader:
AYEBARE ANTHONY
kabale, uganda Uganda

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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