The Batwa were evicted from the Impenetrable Forest in 1992 and given no title to land nor compensation. The Batwa became conservation refugees. For more on this people group; efforts they are making in their new home; and opportunities to help, go to their web site. St. James supports the lifting up of the people making them independant - insuring good use of funds through the Batwa Development Program and staff.
We left Dallas on November 24 flying to Amsterdam, Netherlands with connecting flight to Entebbe, Uganda, where we arrived late November 25. We spent the night there, leaving for Kampala the next morning to change money and start for Queen Elizabeth National Park which is an all day drive. We spent Friday in game drives. On Saturday we drove south through Ishasha National Park to the Bwindi arriving after dark.
We spent Sunday at local church then we visited the hospital and clinic; and schools. The people are so happy, colorful, and uplifting to be around. On behalf of St. James School, I presented a family with three goats and the Tshirts made for Batwa children. We saw the ambulance that our church purchased. Thursday we drove to Kampala arriving very late. On Friday we went to the Kasubi Tombs, a local mall, then drove to the Entebbe airport for the long trip home arriving the afternoon of December 5.
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Ishasha Climbing Lions
Kazinga Channel - Hippo Home
Kampala and Entebbe