Turkey provides education and aid to Pygmies in Congo
CONGO – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s development agency provides aid to local organization in Congo.AA PhotoTurkey’s first contact with Pygmies in Central Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo came with literacy courses for women and vocational training for men.
Some 3,000 Pygmies will be attending the courses provided by the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) with the assistance of a local organization called FEMODER.
Hunter-gatherer people living in Central African rainforests commonly called Pygmies suffer from several wide-spread viruses like Ebola and HIV and live out of the cities. They are also not benefiting from any sort of state services.
In the scope of the cooperation Turkey has provided computers, machines for agriculture, sewing machines and brick-making machines.
Turkey’s ambassador to Kinshasha Bekir Uysal presented the equipment to D.R. Congo’s Labor and Welfare Minister Modeste Bahati Lukwebo.
Lukwebo said he appreciated Turkey’s effort to contribute to the Pygmies’ integration into the rest of the country.