As you all know I had planned a trip to Africa to volunteer in Africa in early 2015. Due to the Ebola outbreak and a change in roles at work I postponed my trip to 2016.
Through some research I was able to find this great project with the Batwa people of Uganda. This is still through the Happy Africa foundations specialty group called The Big Beyond!
My favorite video about this is a quick 10 minutes but it gives a great overview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56G9Ag0JMs0
The group that I am going with is non-religious and non-governmental organization. They are funded solely by the donations of people like me and you to support and sustain their project which keeps this volunteer group completely independent. We do not impose religious or other western values on local indigenous communities.
Sadly in Uganda missionaries have tried to change some traditional beliefs but that lead to disaster and my volunteer organization is fighting to maintain cultural heritage and build pride through documenting and celebrating it.
I will post in the blog daily as much as I can….