GLO partner, Harvest Initiatives, opened Karubabi Primary School and Health Centre in 2011. Since then, over 1,000 Batwa ‘Pygmy’ children and their families have benefitted from an excellent education, nutritious meals and access to health care.
This marginalised ethnic group are quite literally the poorest of the poor in terms of income and life expectancy. Not only have these children and their families experienced life-altering benefits, but there has also been a tremendous positive change in the attitude towards the Batwa in the wider, Hutu and Tutsi community.
To provide continuing education to thousands of children, we are seeking support to complete a new secondary school on the same site as the primary school. Foundations and shell construction has begun. Once complete it will offer academic and vocational opportunities to those who would otherwise be unlikely to proceed in education beyond 5th Grade.