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THE CBC HEALTH SERVICES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRAINING INSTITUTIONS LAUNCHES TRAINING PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF REHABILITATION SERVICES TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN CAMEROON.

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FIRST EVER FORMAL COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION COURSE IN CAMEROON

The CBC Health Services and a few other organisations have been providing Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) services in Cameroon but there have been gaps in the provision of these services. This is largely due to the fact that there is no formal CBR Professional Training course in the country.

The CBC Health Services has decided to close the gap in the rehabilitation landscape in Cameroon by starting the first ever Professional Certificate course in Community Based Rehabilitation as informed by the study carried out to thoroughly assess professional rehabilitation education landscape in Cameroon.

Skills

This course will give enable trainees acquire the knowledge, skills, attitude to be able to identify, assess and meet the rehabilitation and empowerment needs of persons with disabilities in the areas of health, education, livelihood, social and empowerment.

Trainers

The course will be delivered by a wide range of professionals including Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP) tutors and CBR staff as well as carefully selected and trained leaders of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities.

Our trainings are competency-based which exposes trainees to high-quality hands-on experience in our renowned hospitals and community based rehabilitation organizations all over Cameroon.

Internships

The Baptist Training School for Health Personnel Banso has sufficient space to host this program, both in class rooms, practice rooms and in boarding facilities. In addition, it is strategically situated on the compound of a hospital with access to practice settings and also to co-lecturers and practice supervisors. Students will also go for internships in Community Based Rehabilitation organizations all over Cameroon.

Course Duration: 1 year

Entry Qualification:

  • GCE O-level including English or  French,
  • 2 years’ experience in the field of disability, rehabilitation or an allied discipline for internal candidates
  • Cameroonians of both sexes, age 18 to 40 years.

The course is open all candidates who have CBR working experience; CBC Health Services EDID Partner Organisations, staff from CBC Health Services EDID Partner Organisations, staff working in the social domain from Ministry of Social Affairs and other government ministries, as well as staff from other national and international organisations intervening in the field of disability.

Qualified persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Partial scholarships funded by the Liliane and AFAS Foundations will be provided to CBR Field workers of the CBC Health Services and Partner organizations who show commitment to continue serving in their organizations after the training.

Persons with disabilities will also be considered for scholarships.

The application process for the 2021/2022 academic year is open till June 26, 2021, and applicants are encouraged to start sending in their application files comprising the following;

  1. Hand written application, addressed to the Principal of Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP), Banso, stating candidate’s name, address, and contact numbers
  2. Current church recommendation, not older than one month
  3. Photocopies of birth certificate, national identity card, academic certificates
  4. Photocopy of 2019, 2020 church membership card
  5. Photocopy of marriage certificate if married
  6. Letter of support from the organization (for internal candidates)
  7. Examination fee of 5,000Fcfa (to be paid on the day of the exam).

The entrance examination will hold in July 2021 on a date still to be announced.

For more information contact 677 50 07 37, email: nkwanjacobgobte@gmail.com

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