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Batwa Heritage Site

The Batwa Heritage Site represents a significant commitment to the Batwa from Volcanoes and the VSPT. Built on lodge property, the Heritage Site consists of a demonstration-based herbal garden, a small collection of traditional huts and a short trail that allows the Batwa to demonstrate how they used to hunt, live, collect honey and other resources from the forest. The VSPT is committed to expanding and developing this Site so more of their culture can be preserved.

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Batwa Vocational Centre

The Batwa Vocational Centre is the hub of the educational work conducted by the VSPT with the Batwa. Here they have a small garden where they learn how to farm, particularly potatoes. They are also taught sewing skills and how to make crafts, which will allow them to repair and make their own clothes as well as utensils. They also sell their products to generate an income to allow them to pay for food, medicine and other things that they need as a community.

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Batwa Dance Group

The VSPT supports a dance group from the local Batwa community. They perform on request for Volcanoes clients at Mount Gahinga Lodge. They also perform every week on a Wednesday afternoon for the local villages, drawing huge crowds of children to watch. This is an important activity for the VSPT as it works to integrate the Batwa with the local people, who since their eviction from the forest have been reticent to share their precious land and resources.