Posted to the Ethnos Project by on August 30th, 2013

An excerpt from Sarah Tucker [is] a World Learning alum from SIT’s study abroad program in Cameroon and the founder of Two Rabbits. Two Rabbits works to improve access to education for the Baka, Cameroon’s highly marginalized indigenous forest population. Today, the Baka’s forest is disappearing.

Traditionally, they have dealt with the impossible ultimatum of choosing between formal schooling, which would mean sacrificing their deep cultural ties to the forest, and traditional forest education, which keeps the tribe from learning the academic skills that could ultimately help them defend their rights.

Tucker’s program allows communities to achieve both kinds of learning at once by facilitating lessons in the Baka language on durable MP3 devices.

For a more detailed write-up, visit the World Learning blog.

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