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
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
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
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
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
The Batwa can sing and dance even when they have nothing to eat, when they are angry or wh Continue reading
Celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on August 9thDay of the World’s Indigenous People on August 9th
The United Nations has unsaturated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples around the world and this Continue reading
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.Continue reading
If you have a desire of visit the Batwa villages, it’s free and you’ll also be able to learn pottery for free, as well as our songs and dances, and it would be an honour for us. If you wish to visit us, send us an email on:email@example.comContinue reading
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
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
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.
Not possessing civil documents prevent many Batwa from claiming social and political rights. National ID and birth certificates are the documents that confer Burundian citizenship. All other documents are distributed to applicants who have their national ID and birth certificates. In the same vein, there are free services available for Burundian citizens that cannot be accessed without pr Continue reading
''It is easy for anyone to start a work when he/she has partners who will help him/her or when funding has been found. But it's not always obvious when someone has no vision to start anything when he/she doesn't even have funding,'' said Evariste Ndikumana.
One of the major challenges facing the Batwa community in Burundi is that they have not had the opportunity to go to school lik Continue reading