The Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) program is a disability inclusive development program with the mandate to mainstream disabilities in development for the improvement .
It seeks to contribute to development by improving on the quality of life of persons with disability in the North West Region of Cameroon
Building on its experience in disability and development, the SEEPD Program currently supports development actors (including government) to adopt a disability approach in their development plans and actions. To achieve this, interventions are aligned under six key major components: Medical and Rehabilitation, Inclusive Education, Livelihood, Social, Gender, and Child Protection. Advocacy, Research and Communication are cross-cutting elements in the Program.
SEEPD is a cluster of recognized and reputable disability service providers based in the Northwest Region of Cameroon and is designed and implemented by the CBC Health Services. This include:
- Government Departments (Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Public Health, Basic and Secondary education, Employment and Vocational Training, Youth affairs and Civic Education, National Employment Fund, among others).
- Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS)
- Centre for Inclusion Studies (CIS)
- Women’s Initiative for Health Education and Economic Development, Cameroon (WINHEEDCAM)
- Saint Joseph’s Children and Adult Home (SAJOCAH)
- Coordinating Unit of Associations of Persons with Disabilities (CUAPWD)
- Centre for the Empowerment of Females with Disabilities (CEFED)
- Special Needs Education Teachers’ Training Institute (SENTTI)
- Associations of Persons with Disabilities (APWDS)
- Media Organs
- Other religious groups
Local Government Units
- Local Councils in the Northwest Region
- Traditional Units
SEEPD Program has a strong presence in all seven divisions of the Northwest Region where interventions are mostly implemented. However, SEEPD supported medical services are also provided at the Baptist Hospital in Mutengene, Southwest Region
Policy and Control level
This consist of the stakeholder and management committees comprising of members strategically selected from various stakeholder groups.
This level handles programmatic issues. Positions for this level include the Program Director, Program Manager and Program Officer. The Program Officer is supported by 5 project officers –Medical, Education, Social, Gender and Child Protection.
This level consist of the following staff: Finance Officer, Administrative Assistant, Communication Officer, Technician and program drivers.
The Program has six components being: Medical and Rehabilitation, Inclusive Education, Livelihood, Social, Gender and Child Protection