My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Kellermann Foundation, Richardson, TX, USA
The Kellermann Foundation supports the Batwa people of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Southwest Uganda. The Batwa are a Pygmy tribe who were removed from their their life in the Forest in order to preserve the habitat for the few remaining Mountain Gorillas. The gorillas are doing well, the Batwa have suffered greatly. Dr. Scott Kellermann and his wife Carol started a clinic to help them. Over the past ten years the Foundation has grown the clinic into one of the finest hospitals in Africa. In the process , the life expectancy of the Batwa has more than doubled. The outreach now extends to all people of this corner of Uganda. Recently they have opened a Nursing School and a Building Trades School.
In order to preserve the Batwa heritage as hunter gatherers they have opened the "Batwa Experience" to pass on the traditions of life in the forest as well as a cultural experience for visitors. This work has won many honors. I have been pleased to make three trips to work there and have another planned. I have personally witnessed the life giving and life saving work of the Kellermann Foundation and working with it has been one of the great joys of my life.
Fr. Clif Gardner
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Continue to develop leaders in the Batwa community. Help more Batwa children to receive an education.
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