Lelewal also carry out awareness programs on education particularly adult literacy for indigenous leaders who can read nor write. The organization has supported around twenty indigenous leaders in getting basic education. The organization has been supporting indigenous Mbororo and Baka children particularly the girl child in primary schools, by distributing school materials at the beginning of every school and also paying school fees for some of them. Despite the increasing demand for assistance of vulnerable children of indigenous peoples, the [...]
Climate change matters to the future of our civilization because it is literally a life or death matter.In the past four decades, the dependency of the forest Baka pygmies of Djoum and the Mbororo pastoralist of Ngorin, has been depending on natural resources as their main source of livelihoods. These livelihoods nowadays are continuously being affected by the impacts of climate change in retarding social and inclusive development towards the self-determination. The human and natural factors as high temperatures [...]
Due to the effects of climate change on the Pastoralists brought by high temperature and hash weather conditions with the appearance of strange plants on pastoral land which is not consumed by cattle and thus reducing the land available for grazing, the drying up of streams and rivers, increase cattle and human diseases. The Pastoralists has adopted other means of grazing which is carrying their cattle to the valleys for transhumance during the dry season and back to the [...]
Baka Pygmies who embrace farming as an alternative livelihood option to the already disappearing traditional hunting and gathering hampered by the impacts of climate change. The Baka Pygmies of Djoum particularly women have embraced farming as a livelihood that is sustainable and profitable with enough food for family and community consumption. The surplus is sold in the market in Djoum to acquire other household needs and also pay school needs for their children. They plant cassava, groundnuts, plantains, banana [...]
Water is one of the most affected commodities by the effects of climate change due to high temperatures and prolonged droughts. Water points and sources are disappearing, making it difficult for the Baka and Mbororo indigenous people to access clean water due to the fact that the remaining water points face scrambling between humans and animals, making the water dirty and not fit for human intake. Even if they carry the water, it necessitates boiling and filtering to reduce [...]
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