By Bakah Derick
The 2021 edition of the “We Ring the Bell” annual campaign by the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) HealthServices has taken an international dimension. Previously an internal institutional activity, the CBC Health Services in collaboration with Cameroon’s ministries of social affairs and education (basic and secondary) have organised a three-day virtual campaign which goes beyond the institution with many taking part from around the world..
Speaking at the beginning of the three-day on Monday April 19, 2021, the Director of CBC Health Services indicated that his institution has been very intentional in countermeasures to ensure that Children with disabilities gain access to quality education. Prof Tih Pius Muffih cited the empowerment and disability inclusive development program as the passage through which the institution has provided several items including audio equipment, braille and sign language assistance as well as other specialised equipment to facilitate the teaching and learning process for children with disabilities.
The first day campaign placed under the theme "Leave no child with a disability behind in education", Prof Tih hopes will enable decision-makers to be more committed in the teaching and learning process for children with disabilities. Participants, their relations and the public he added should work towards the education of children without discrimination.
Prof Tih Pius closed day-one with a call for the efforts to enable children with disabilities have access to education move from slogans to practice. This he added must be backed by appropriate policies. The Director of Director of CBC Health Services used the closing to express gratitude to the Liliane Foundation being the lead sponsor of the campaign.