Some of the main issues encountered in rural communities, and more particularly in the Khwai Community, are related to education and early motherhood. Khwai counts more than 25 girls who became pregnant between the ages of 12 and 15 and either dropped out of school or never went to school. These girls do not know how to read or write, nor have they had the chance to develop the ability to get prepared to face the challenges of parenthood and related responsibilities, or to adapt to professional environments.
Bush Ways Foundation has therefore targeted the following goals:
We have received the support from local organizations: Chaunoda from Women Against Rape, Beauty Bogwasi from Rock Solid Counseling and Naledi from Safari Destinations have all three provided early motherhood/child trauma counselling and assistance.
Together we organize regular group sessions to follow up on the progress of our collaborative effort, see how the girls are doing, offer counselling especially for those who have suffered from abuse. These sessions always include some fun activities, singing/dancing sessions, with our teams looking after the children during the meetings.