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Batwa Empowerment

Medical Camps

 

It is difficult to achieve positive results in other project areas when people’s health is affected. To respond to the health needs of the communities BMCT serves even when health is not one of its core project areas, since 2015, we have partnered with different health service providers to conduct outreach services to our population.

Such partners as Redcross, Mutolere hospital, IAA, Kihefo and ADRA among others have been long standing partners working to give VCT, HIV care services, dental and maternal services to communities in the Bwindi Mgahinga area where BMCT operates.

The outreach services have been instrumental in taking medical services closer to very remote areas that sometimes require the medical teams to walk to the people.

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Medical Outreaches Beneficiaries

Batwa Sponsorship Scheme

 

 

Since its inception, BMCT has been supporting Batwa Children’s education with scholastic materials in form of exercise books, pens, pencils and school uniforms, sanitary wear and medical.

In 2016, BMCT Launched a Batwa sponsorship scheme where children are holistically supported with all scholastic requirements. Currently there are102 Batwa pupils in selected primary schools, 32 in secondary, 9 have completed their vocational school. 2 are self employed after completing their vocational training. Batwa have 1 female graduate who is currently employed at BMCT as the Batwa co-ordinator.

Uprooting of invasive species from the park to allow regeneration  

Domestication of the local tree species has yielded important lessons. Indigenous knowledge has been the source of basic information in the seed source, propagation and tree management. Local people have known, used and valued these species as part of their culture and way of life. The people know their uses, durability, hardness and strength, seed germination, growing habits.

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sponsored at different levels
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youth employed

Batwa Census


 


Census report

Conducted for the purposes of improving Batwa programming, Batwa census is an 5year research activity that helps BMCT understand the challenges of Batwa communities and how to support them. We train external enumerators on the data collection tools we use and as we interact with the Batwa leaders, we strategize on new developmental ideas for their electorates.

 

Batwa Resettlement


 


In order to resettle Batwa households, in 2000, BMCT started purchasing land which has accumulated to 406 acres to date. 9 families are located in Chahi,4 families in Butobo and 4 families in Karengyere. 10 acres are utilized through subsistence agricultural farming by 9 families in Kabahenda village, Buhozi Parish, Busanza sub county. Each family is allocated at least 1(one) acre of land where the house, kitchen and a latrine are constructed.

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families using energy saving stoves
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women trained in ESTs construction

Batwa Model Village 


 


This is the first “gated” Batwa community developed by BMCT to revive the Batwa togetherness. It is located in Kihembe village, kanungu district. On 10 acres of land, Each family has a main house, kitchen and a toilet. The village has a recreational center for the children. The whole community is engaged in group VSLAs for cohesion purposes. With a children’s play centre, Batwa model village showcases the life of Batwa before and after the forest life.

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acres of land bought
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houses constructed to-date

Batwa Sponsorship Scheme

 

 

It is difficult to achieve positive results in other project areas when people’s health is affected. To respond to the health needs of the communities BMCT serves even when health is not one of its core
project areas, since 2015, we have partnered with different health service providers to conduct outreach services to our population.
Such partners as Redcross, Mutolere hospital, IAA, Kihefo and ADRA among others have been long standing partners working to give VCT, HIV care services, dental and maternal services to communities
in the Bwindi Mgahinga area where BMCT operates.
The outreach services have been instrumental in taking medical services closer to very remote areas
that sometimes require the medical teams to walk to the people.

0
acres of land bought