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Cameroon: Study of primary education project

Excerpt from "An educational project in the forest: Schooling for the Baka children in Cameroon", Nobutak Kamei, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University: "...Abstract: A schooling project started by Catholic missionaries for the children of the Baka, the hunter-gatherers living in the tropical forest, was studied in Cameroon. The content and the effects of the pro ject are described and analyzed with a case of a small school built in a settlement. It is a project specially tailored for the Baka children to incorporate them into the educational system by reducing the barriers for the Baka, a minority group in this area. Some episodes observed in the dry season when the Baka pursue a traditional nomadic lifestyle in the forest were indicative of the severest hurdle for the schooling project..."

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