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Review for Kellermann Foundation, Richardson, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For the past two and a half years I have volunteered on the ground in Bwindi, Uganda working with a small team of 12, 7 of whom are Batwa. They administer funds from Kellermann Foundation. At present, these funds are schooling 242 primary students, 17 High school students, 5 vocational students, and 1 nursing student - all Batwa. Training women in income-generating crafts has expanded to an additional two settlements for a total of four. Funds from Kellermann Foundation have also paid for health insurance and treatment for 344 Batwa, covered additional treatment of Batwa at two distant clinics, run agricultural workshops in 10 settlements, provided small animal husbandry projects, and with the Batwa, have built seven houses with latrines and kitchens and improved several older homes by adding latrines and outdoor kitchens. In addition, they provide the means to run classes at each settlement on community living, governance, and conflict resolution, all necessary for a successful transition from independent hunter-gatherers to self-governing productive communities.

Role:  Volunteer