The Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) Program of the CBC Health Services has handed equipment worth over 1 million fcfa, purchased with funds from Australian Aid to the Northwest Regional Delegation of Secondary Education. The equipment comprised computer, copier, copy scan print voltage regulator, external hard drive, modem amongst others. The Regional Delegate received the donated items on July 24, 2020 in the Conference Hall of the Delegation of Secondary Education.
Handing over the equipment for the CBC Health Services, the SEEPD Program Manager, Awa Jacques Chirac expressed gratitude with the commitment of the Delegation in the promotion of inclusive education in the Northwest Region. He noted that the handing over ceremony was coming on the heels of the signing of MoU between the CBCHS and the Delegation to corroborate efforts in inclusive education.
Awa Jacques said the CBCHS has been promoting inclusive education over the years and in the current phase of the project, the focus is on system strengthening, which the delegation happens to be a strong system. He continued that system strengthening is not just providing equipment to the various systems, but it is a good stepin the right direction. He assured the delegation of continuous technical support from the CBCHS.
Receiving the equipment, the Northwest Regional Delegate of Secondary Education, Ngwang Roland expressed gratitude with the equipment which will be used to adequately manage the data of children with disabilities. He described the CBCHS as wonderful and reliable partner who has stood tall in inclusive education in Cameroon. He presented a letter of appreciation from the Minister of Secondary Education who congratulated the CBCHS for her huge contribution to inclusive education in the country.
The Regional Delegate instructed the Regional Chief of Materials to be in charge of the equipment and to ensure its proper management given that the equipment now are state property. He equally assigned a room for the equipment which will serve as a resource center. All these actions, according to him, are to ensure the judicious use of the equipment which will add value to inclusive education in the region.
Speaking earlier, the SEEPD Education Advisor, Mrs. Forbuzie Brigitte reiterated that the equipment are intended to manage the data on children with disability. She noted that CBCHS expects the delegation to make inclusive education mandatory in every school and to build the capacity of teachers to teach inclusively.