Some 22 students with a visual impairment from Lycee Classique and Lycee Bilingue de Bafoussam have acquired skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a 3 weeks workshop organized by the two institutions in collaboration with the Empowerment Disability and Inclusive Development (EDID) program of the CBC Health Services. The training took place in September 2020 at the Resource Center in Lycee Classique Bafoussam, West Region of Cameroon.
The training was marked by a closing ceremony presided at by the Regional Delegate of Secondary Education, Dr. Francois Ngabnya in the presence of the Delegate of Social Affairs, Principals of the two schools and the Coordinator of the CBCHS Services of Persons with Disabilities (SPD) program.
During the closing ceremony, the officials visited the resource center where the students have been acquiring the training. The Delegate and his team had time to see and assess the skills of each student as they navigated through the different computer programs. He was marveled at the efforts that the facilitators have so far put to enable the students to have a better understanding of ICT.
In his closing speech, the Delegate noted the commitment of the government in ensuring that inclusive education in the West Region becomes a reality. He lauded the efforts of the CBC Health Services through its EDID program for facilitating inclusive education in the region by providing resources like the Resource Center which enables students and teachers to teach and study.
According to the SPD Coordinator who represented the Director of CBC Health Services, it is impressive to see how inclusive education is being embraced by the different stakeholders in the West Region. Mr. Awa Jacques Chirac emphasized the readiness of the CBC Health Services in collaborating with the government to foster inclusion in the region.
The life of Wirndzirim Diana with visual impairment, a former student of Lycee Classique who had 5 papers in the 2020 GCE Advanced level will never be the same again with the skills acquired. She expressed her joy of learning ICT which will facilitate her studies at the University.
At the close of the ceremony, Dannel Kenjne Tiomo, the main facilitator noted with satisfaction that the students have acquired knowledge that will help them in their career and studies. The stakeholders present, applauded Liliane Fonds, EDID program, the CBCHS, and the two schools for making the training a success.