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Batwa children education

 Batwa children  education

Statistics show that until today, Batwa children do not go to school due to lack of school materials and discrimination. Access to education is a major problem for many Batwa: Batwa children rarely complete the primary cycle. People living in extreme poverty typically depend on the efforts of every family member to obtain food each day. Children, especially teenagers, are often important providers Continue reading

Ndava Good Hope Preschool

Ndava Good Hope Preschool

In many places the Batwa children living far away from the schools, ASSEJEBA would like to build schools in Batwa villages to allow children to go to school easily. We have already started this project with Ndava Good Hope Preschool in Kayanza and Ruziba in Bujumbura Town Hall where we find these schools in Batwa villages and we also welcome other children who are not Batwa. Example, we built the Continue reading

Actions to defend the rights of Batwa people

Actions to defend the rights of Batwa people

legal assistance for unjustly jailed Batwa prisoners. Batwa are often unjustly jailed simply because they do not have a National Identity Card due to the fact that they cannot afford it. They often spend a lot of time in jail and do not even have a lawyer to plead their case and can even be robbed of their property for lack of someone to plead theirs case. ASSEJEBA often helps them by giving adv Continue reading

Agriculture : Food security

Agriculture : Food security

We support the Batwa planting and harvesting crops to feed their children. In Burundi more than 80% of the population lives of farming and the remaining percentage live of the services their offer in public or private sectors. Many batwa die of hunger for lack of food because they have no arable land and therefore get no harvest. This makes them suffer from many diseases related to malnutrition. Continue reading

Trainings /workshops on HIV/AIDS, gender, human rights training

Trainings /workshops on HIV/AIDS, gender, human rights training

We conduct training seminars for Batwa leaders and the Batwa themselves on human rights because we have noticed that the Batwa have very little knowledge of their rights compared to other segments of the population. We also do training about the fight against AIDS, without forgetting people who think that Batwa cannot contract HIV/AIDS. We also insist on the fight against drugs as well as worksho Continue reading

Vacation camps

Vacation camps

It is very important to encourage Batwa youth, especially during their holidays, to motivate them to go ahead and not to despair. During the holidays, we bring together the Batwa young people from all the provinces of the country and they sit down together to discuss various topics and this happens in Batwa villages.

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Right to Hearth care : Allocation of Health Insurance Cards

Right to Hearth care : Allocation of Health Insurance Cards

The majority of Batwa are entirely use the traditional medicine when ill even if their traditional medicine is effective for certain, but not all, illnesses also the traditional medicine is no longer easy to found because they no longer have access to the forests. They are using traditional medicine because the Batwa have neither money nor official health documents. Attending clinics requ Continue reading

Houses for Batwa

Houses for Batwa

The batwa live a miserable life especially with regarding their houses made of straws. They often get sick and even die of cold-related diseases because their houses cannot protect them against cold and rain. Our dreams are to see the Batwa live in houses that can protect them and we have already built such a house and it cost us only $ 3000. If you wish to donate one or more houses, do s Continue reading

Visit of U.S Ambassador In Batwa village at kayanza

Visit of U.S Ambassador In Batwa village at kayanza

The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi, Anne S. Casper visited the Batwa village in Muhanga, Kayanza province to see herself the miserable life of Batwa people and to support a project of African Road, US Embassy Burundi and ASSEJEBA to help obtain ID Kits ( identity cards, Birth certificates, marriage certificates), 1000 members of the Batwa indigenous community.