The Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) is a development Program focusing on the well-being of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the North West Region of Cameroon. It ensures that they are socially and economically empowered. SEEPD was designed to facilitate the active participation of disability stakeholders in the Region in the improvement of quality of life of all PWDs. It started in 2009 and today has 24 implementing sub projects, 9 of which are Associations of Persons with Disabilities. The CBC Health Services is responsible for the overall coordination of the Program. The SEEPD Program is funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Australia. It has as goal to contribute to development by breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and disability.
The Program covers 4 main domains of intervention which include; Medical and Rehabilitation Care, Education, Livelihood and Social Inclusion. All 4 domains are supported by an advocacy and a research component. The CBC Health Services’ projects include the CBR services, Orthopaedic, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Physiotherapy, and Eye departments of the Mbingo and Banso Baptist Hospitals, the CBC Health Services Central Pharmacy in Mutengene, the Integrated School for the Deaf (ISFD) Mbingo and the Integrated School for the Blind (ISFB) Kumbo. The other major stakeholders are SAJOCAH Bafut, WINHEEDCAM Bamenda and the Center for Inclusion Studies (CIS), Bamenda.
- SEEPD Programme Lobbies for Partnership with PNDP
- SEEPD Programme creates Regional Network for Evidence on IE in the NWR
- CBCHS Commemorates Commonwealth Day With Disabled Persons
- Senior CBM Ophthalmologist praise CBC HS for its Retinal Eye Services
- CBR volunteers urged to intensify identification and referral of persons with disabilities in their communities