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Review for Kellermann Foundation, Richardson, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Picture a stone age man who is thrust into the 20th century and left to figure out how to survive when he can no longer hunt and gather food because all of the land belongings to the government or other people. That is what happened to the Batwa when the government forced them out of the rain forest. When Scott and Carol Kellerman first saw the Batwa, they had no place to live, no medical treatment, no schools, and no advocate to speak for them.
Twelve years after Scott and Carol began their work, I travelled to Uganda and visited the Batwa communities that had received services from various entities supported by the Kellerman Foundation. They had a hospital that today is considered to be the best one in all of Uganda. They had clinics in outlying areas. They had schools. Many Batwa widows had houses and plots of land where they could raise food for their children. They had mosquito netting. There was an HIV clinic for expectant mothers, so they could avoid their babies being born HIV positive.
Since I visited the Batwa, the first Batwa young people have gone to college. A nursing school has been built and opened. More families have land and houses. The list of improvements goes on and on.
What a wonderful, marvellous organization this is.
The foundation shared office space with me in 2013. I found the people here in the states to be as dedicated as the ones who work in Uganda

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