My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Kellermann Foundation, Richardson, TX, USA
The story of the Batwa pygmy community, the eviction from their native Bwindi Forest , the prejudice they've endured and their struggles for basic survival has, for the most part, stood in the shadow of the more popular media story about saving the Mountain Gorilla population.Few people know about the Batwa pygmies. One organization however has been shining a light on the plight of the Batwa over 15 years. The Kellermann Foundation, founded through grass roots support for the work of California physician Dr. Scott Kellermann and his wife Carol Kellermann, has intiated programs and projects that directly bring health care, education and economic empowerment to the Batwa and their neighbors. Through the collaboration of committed donors, volunteers and Ugandans they are achieving real and measurable improvements in health outcomes, educational opportunities and economic sustainability. As a long time donor, volunteer and visitor who works with the Batwa, I am inspired by the good work that is taking place in Bwindi and look forward, each time in returning to visit a beautiful area with a warm and welcoming culture.