Northwest Regional Inclusive Education Community of Practice Installs Leaders, Initiates Action Plans
After the set-up of the Northwest Regional Inclusive Education Community of Practice on February 4, 2022, the CBC Health Services has led the three sub-groups to elect and install their leaders. The event took place on March 11, 2022 in the main hall of the Baptist Center in Nkwen.
The leaders, drawn from a pool of varied representations comprising workers from the basic, secondary, higher education sectors and a municipal council have the primary responsibility to lead their respective sub-groups to attain the overall goal of the Community of Practice. This is to ensure that inclusive education in the Northwest Region is of high quality and sustainable.
Presiding over the event, Mr. Awa Jacques Chirac, Program Manager of the Socio-Economic Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) program, honored the presence of every participant and expressed gratitude for their willingness to work together to create an inclusive environment in schools in the Northwest Region. Mr. Awa also promised that the CBC Health Services will continue to lend its support to the work of the Community of Practice so that every child with a disability would have a fair opportunity to acquire quality education.
Participants in the meeting were drilled through a number of edifying presentations among which were; Leadership on Community of Practice, Group Dynamics and Fundamentals of Inclusive Education. The aim of these presentations was to prepare the minds of participants on the concepts and expectations that would be demanded of the Northwest Regional Inclusive Education Community of Practice. In her presentation on Group Dynamics, Mrs. Fobuzie Bridget, CBC Health Services Education Adviser explained that the greater the success of the Community of Practice, the more attractive inclusive services will be; hence a prospective increase in enrollment, retention and completion rates of learners with disabilities in schools.
Participants were presented an activity framework to guide the development of their sub-group plans of action. Elected leaders were also installed and charged to engage their respective members to think through and come up with action plans in line with the activity framework designed for the purpose. The Northwest Regional Inclusive Education Community of Practice will be led by persons chosen from the following institutions.
The Northwest Regional Inclusive Education Community of Practice is set as a strategy to implement the project: Community of Practice as a Leverage for Sustaining the Gains of Inclusive Education, which is funded by the Liliane Foundation through the Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Development (EDID) Program of the CBC Health Services.