Pygmy people in Uganda

The Pygmy culture is under progressive pressure from governments as it does not fit in with mainstream culture. Pygmies have been forcibly removed from their hunting grounds and now live on the edge of forests but separated from society in general. This project encourages Pygmy parents to send their children to school because if the emerging Pygmy generation miss out on education, their future can be bleak. The number of children in school has risen from 10 to 100 since the project began. The challenge of feeding these children with a daily meal is significant since food and water must be carried from a distance to premises near the school. Each child’s progress is individually assessed and those who do not show commitment are removed to give opportunity to others. The plan is also to provide training for practical skills.

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