BACHO-K Orphanage Uganga… Seeing the Otherside of Global Trauma

by | Feb 13, 2022

Banyabutumbi Cultural Heritage Organization


To restore and sustain the Banyabutumbi traditional practices and promote community welfare, environmental sustainability and conservation.


  • Work with the Banyabutumbi communities in the promotion and protection of their traditional practices for the purposes of environmental conservation and community welfare.
  • Collaborate with other organizations that work on environmental conservation, cultural heritage and community and household welfare.

Banyabutumbi people

“Until the mid 20th Century, the Banyabutumbi lived in the forests just east of Lake Edward in western Uganda. When the government established Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Banyabutumbi were forcibly removed from the park and relocated to less forested areas nearby. They learned to farm, but without land of their own they became an impoverished community with limited access to basic necessities. In turn the Banyatumbi have put an unsustainable strain on nearby natural resources.”

I’m so happy to meet you here my friend Steve Sparks

I am Akiikih Apollo Newlife. That’s how the community members call me, as an adorable orphan, who was grown in the polygamous family with tough mothers, but later survived I praise God for that.

That’s why I came up with the an idea of starting work with children who are HIV positive, orphans and all vulnerable families, disabled children and youth, and, in starting an a non-profit organization called Banyabutumbi cultural Heritage Organisation (BACHO-K).

Activities for children

We have so many activities and programs. So happy to meet a person like you, who loves African culture, it’s people, health care needs and educational challenges.

I would like to request your partnership with you as I have seen your objectives and mission that are same as that of mine.

Thank you so much for loving education, as it is also our vision also. We currently struggle complete our kindergarten school. Above is a photo of the uncompleted building

Thank you so much for reaching out to us with your love and kindness ❤️

Akiikih Apollo Newlife

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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