Marginalised groups face numerous barriers to social and economic inclusion. Together with local trainers, we educate and mentor communities in local best practices in beekeeping, business creation, and environment protection so that they are empowered to lead an independent, self-confident life.
Marginalisation comes in many forms through gender, race, religion or culture. In Sierra Leone marginalisation of our “Bee Farmers on Crutches” stems from civil war & brutal limb amputation used as a weapon of terror. In Tanzania women artisans face social & economic barriers due to the stigma of albinism. The Road Barrier Widows of Uganda are neglected by a community that fails to include them & their families. Apa Beekeepers, Nigeria still face discrimination on account of religion & culture.
Bees Abroad aims to see marginalised communities empowered through beekeeping. We educate & train groups in rural villages to become beekeepers, leaders & entrepreneurs. We aim to support these individuals to become economically independent with an equitable future within their local communities. In all Bees Abroad projects, patiently teaching long term beekeeping skills provides a route to recovery from trauma, growth of self-esteem, improved standing in the community and economic empowerment.