By Ndyamuhakyi Enock
Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT) has today embarked at equipping Batwa children with personal and school requirements for the year 2023.
The project is only benefiting BMCT Sponsored Batwa in primary schools in Kisoro, Rubanda and Kanungu districts.
According to the BMCT Batwa community development officer Tumwebaze Scorah, Batwa children are being served with books, pens, school uniforms for both girls and boys while girls are being also given knickers and sanitary pads.
In Kisoro district, 32 children from Mabuyemeru, Muganza and Gisorora primary schools have been supplied while the BMCT team will head to Rubuguri primary school tomorrow for another group of Batwa children.
She revealed that BMCT spends over 30 million shillings on sponsoring Batwa children at both primary and secondary level.
She noted that the project is facing challenges like little interest in education by the Batwa due to unfair parenting. Giving herself as a Mutwa example, Tumwebebeze advised Batwa learners to be focused and study if they are to have a better future.
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The Gisorora primary school head teacher, Ndizihiwe Augustine said that Batwa children would be very bright but most of them only come to school to eat food and go back.
He added that in the school management meeting, it was agreed that an all Batwa meeting should be summoned so that they are sensitized on education purposes.
Meanwhile, it is understood that BMCT has sponsored a number of Batwa people including Tumwebebeze scorah and 10 others that just graduated in the last two years while over 121 others are still in schools.
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