The EDID (Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Development) Program has paid a courtesy call to all her Partner organizations (POs) in the West Region of Cameroon. The 4-day-visit from May 26-30, 2020 was to accompany POs in carrying out advocacy, introduce them to new reporting tools as well as review annual plans implemented amidst COVID-19.
During the visit, a multidisciplinary team from Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services’ EDID Program paid particular attention to how the POs were responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Some of the response measures currently being implemented by the POs to limit the spread of the Coronavirus range from the provision of faucet-adapted-buckets, soap, and hand sanitizers to Intensive sensitization and education with the use of brochures, “My Hero” booklet, and flyers.
Thus far over 750 Children with Disability and their families have been educated and supported to fight COVID-19 with funds from the Liliane Foundation through the EDID Program.
It is worth noting that as the Liliane Foundation Strategic Partner Organization (SPO), the EDID Program has the mandate to carry out Supervision and Monitoring visits to her POs regularly.
On the sidelines of the visit, the EDID team made a stopover at Bafoussam 1, Foumban, Balachi councils. In the course of the advocacy meetings, the Mayors expressed readiness to collaborate with the EDID program in mainstreaming disability in all development efforts. Focal persons were assigned to work with the EDID team to formalize the partnerships through a Memorandum of Understanding.
The POs local resources mobilization and advocacy plans were also reviewed and updated. Bafoussam Baptist Health Center, West Regional Delegation of social affairs, Filles de la Charite in Foumban and Choose Life Generation in Bangang were the POs visited.