Beyond Being "Pygmies" BBP

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During my last trip to East Cameroon last January 2012, I met with a group of eight Baka('pygmy')boys seven of whom had dropped out of college because of insults and mockery. The other remaining one said he was determined to stay because he dreams to become the president of Cameroon when he grows up. I also met another one who was removed from class (secondary school) and sent to work as a labourer by his school principal who collected his wages until he could no longer stand the slavery and left the plantation. For over six years, this boy had been preserving his school uniform (which Plan International bought for him) with the hope that he will one day go back to school. I also met another girl who had been violently raped because the men believed that raping her will give them luck in all they did. She wished that she could become a judge and send her oppressors to jail but feared that she could not go pass secondary school because they are always insulted, mocked and discriminated. These are just a few of the many cases I have come across.

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During my last trip to East Cameroon last January 2012, I met with a group of eight Baka('pygmy')boys seven of whom had dropped out of college because of insults and mockery. The other remaining one said he was determined to stay because he dreams to become the president of Cameroon when he grows up. I also met another one who was removed from class (secondary school) and sent to work as a labourer by his school principal who collected his wages until he could no longer stand the slavery and le...


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    I am the president of Rural Women Centre for Education and Development(RuWCED)-Cameroon. I am also doing an academic research at the university of Giessen-Germany on the topic- "The Forest People without a Forest": Ethnicity, Belonging and Development Participation of the Baka('Pygmies') in East Cameroon.


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    Rural Women Centre for Education and Development(RuWCED), Cameroon