In Congo, Pygmies are the least privileged group. In the District of Bambama, pygmies are the minority which suffers from stigmatization and exclusion from the rest of the community. Because of this social exclusion, pygmies don’t have any children attending middle school. Although there are no major differences between the rest of Congolese and the pygmies, it is a well-established norm in Congo to treat pygmies poorly because of their social status.
During my 10 day trip, I decided to meet the pygmies community to gain a better understanding of the problems they face. After rich exchanges with them, I gathered that their main problem was a lack of support and resources to send their children to school. With resources and adequate help, the pygmies are willing to send 15 students to primary school and 9 children to middle school. So a total of 24 children might attend school this year if they have help.
That is why I agreed to organize a fundraising campaign for those 24 students to send pygmies students to school this year. The total amount needed for those children to attend school is $350. Please join me in making this happen!