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Disability and Inclusion:Nkwen District Hospital offers Persons living with disabilities 50% exoneration health bills.

By Ndifor Sally,Uba internship student. Persons living with disabilities in Bamenda III, Mezam division of the North West region will henceforth benefit from medical bills exoneration. This follows a press release signed recently by Dr Ngum Joel, director of Nkwen District Hospital and Fonguh Cletus Tanwe, Mayor of Bamenda III Council who is also the chairman of the management of the aforementioned health facility. The decision is part of the facility's effort to promote social inclusion  "The General Public is Hereby informed that in its Efforts to ensure the social inclusion of people living with disabilities, the management of Nkwen District Hospital is offering upto 50% exoneration of the medical bills of this group of persons" the hospital announced According to the press release,"All persons living with disability are called upon to present their disability cards during consultation at the Nkwen District Hospital in order to

Back to School 2022: the realities of an inclusive School, CBC School Nkwen enrolls over 60 PWDs

By Bakah Derick The Cameroon Baptist Convention nursery and Primary School Nkwen has enrolled over 20 pupils living with disabilities for the 2022-2023 academic year. In a visit to experience an inclusive school on Wednesday 7 September 2022, the head teacher Vugah Gladys revealed to that the school enrolled 50 last year and with the current demand including those continuing from last year, the probability is high that close to 100 or more may be in school this academic year. An inclusive classroom with a child  To meet the needs of pupils with disabilities, the school has been constructed with accessibility facilities that meet their specific needs. Accessibility is guaranteed from the main entrance into school right to the classrooms. Ramps are visible directly opposite the staircases leading to the first floor of the buildings. The doors measure over a meter wide to ensure easy access into the classrooms with wheelchairs.  Access ways up and

Inclusive Development: Bamenda III Council ends holiday tournament with Amputee Football

By Bakah Derick  It was an uncommon experience for spectators who turned out at the Nibung public school field in Nkwen administrative headquarters of Bamenda III Subdivision in Mezam Division on Sunday 28 August 2022 to witness the final of the council's holiday football competition. Amputee football match ahead of final  Prior to the start of the final match, Mayor Fongu Cletus Tanwe programmed an amputee football match without the knowledge of many who had only regular football in mind. "I am really happy to see these people with just one leg playing football. I didn't expect to see them. I have been hearing about them playing football but I didn't know I will have the opportunity to see them play." Funwie Julius tells  "We had to do this to let the population of the municipality know that people with disabilities are able in many ways. From the way society looks at them, I am sure that if they knew they will come start wi

Bamenda III Council Inclusive Royal Tournament: Legacy SC, Muforzah FC Menda at final

By Bakah Derick  Legacy of Futru-Nkwen and Muforzah FC of Menda have qualified for the final of the Bamenda III Council Inclusive Royal Tournament 2022.  The qualified teams (Legacy SC in red and Muforzah FC Menda in white)  While Legacy SC eliminated Abakwa Sports Academy following a 1-0 win, Muforzah FC of Menda beat Mbesi United FC after post match penalties 5-3.  Striker Awah Brilliant scored the lone goal for Legacy SC to eventually emerge the Asanji Plaza Man of the Match for the first Semi final fixture. Tar Emmanuel stopped the third penalty for Mbesi United to secure a win for his team.  The shot stopper's five star performance during the game earned him the Asanji Plaza Man of the Match for the second fixture  The classification match will take place on Friday 26 August 2022 between Abakwa Sports Academy and Mbesi United FC.  The Mayor of Bamenda III Council Fongu Cletus Tanwe says the football competition is intended to encourage Inclusive practic

Cameroon Armed Conflict: CBM funds emergency response projects

By Bakah Derick  The Christian International development organisation Christian Blind Mission CBM Cameroon and the Central African Republic has announced the funding of two emergency projects in the North West Region to attend to needs generated by the current armed conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic for the next two years.  The announcement was made on Saturday June 26, 2021 by the Country Director CBM International Country office in Cameroon Julius Niba Fon during the launching of the two projects being the Disability inclusive humanitarian Action (DIHA) and the Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) in the Context of COVID-19.  "It is our aspiration that our environment evolves to be enabling: for the disability movement to grow and become veritable voice for inclusion and agents of disability inclusive development, for the design and implementation of long term comprehensive and inclusive eye health programmes through an eye health district approach and for decentralised local governance

Kumbo: CKC Nso Ex Student Association Pioneer Executive commissioned.

The newly elected executive of Christ the King College CKC NSO Ex Student Association has been commissioned. During the commissioning exercise recently in Bamenda, the pioneer president NSABINLA Mathias NDIKITUM, pledged to take the association to higher level. Christ the King College CKC NSO Exco

Inclusive Education: CBC Health Services SEEPD program supports Government

The Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities SEEPD program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services CBCHS has handed over some items to the Northwest Regional Delegation of Secondary Education in Bamenda. The Items funded by the charity Australian Aid were handed to the education delegation on Friday Juy 24 by the SEEPD Program manager Mr. Awa Jacques Chirac. 

Culture: Zita Light release #Nsankwi

#ZitaLight has dropped her latest music  video. The video title #Nsankwi was dropped on Tuesday June 30, 2020.

Inclusive Development: Eight NW councils take commitment

Eight councils in the North West Region have signed a memorandum of understanding MoU to promote inclusive development in the region.The councils signed the MoU on Friday June 12 at the close of a three day training w orkshop organised by the Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) Program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services CBCHS at.the convention headquarters in Nkwen.

HOFNA Cameroon: Programs Manager Munteh Florence evaluates NITE-VAWG trainings

The Programs Manager of Hope For the Needy Association HOFNA CAMEROON has expressed satisfaction with the interest shown by men in understanding issues around gender based violence.Munteh Florence shared her observations in an interview with Hilltopvoices at the close of five workshops organised in the North West, West, South West, Littoral and Center regions of Cameroon by HOFNA CAMEROON.

Anglophone Crisis: "Some were very active altar servers and cadet girls" Archbishop Nkea on "Amba Boys"

His Grace Andrew Nkea Archbishop of Bamenda has made an appeal to non state armed fighters currently involved in the armed conflict in the area to reconsider their position. In a recent letter addressed to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Bamenda titled "the time for peace is Now", the prelate makes the following appeal to the fighters he named "Amba Boys" who he says played a crucial role in the life of the Catholic church.

COVID-19: CIfA takes PWDs along

From Bakah Derick in Bamenda Bamenda based Nongovernmental organisation NGO Community Impact for Africa CIfA has donated an adaptive hand wash tool and other basic hygiene kits to support Persons with Disabilities PWDs in Bamenda.The beneficiaries who are either shop owners or customers at the Bamenda Main Market received the donations on saturday May 16. The adaptive tool according to the donor is intended to make easy the hand washing process for PWDs in the fight against COVID-19 and to limit the spread.

COVID-19: Bamenda City dwellers ignore preventive measures in scramble for food

By Bakah Derick in Bamenda Businesses have remained closed on Mondays in Bamenda since January 2017 as part of a civil disobedience plan againsts government by a consortium of teachers' trade unions all of English language expression and common law lawyers.

COVID-19: Bamenda based fine and graphic artist in prevention campaign

 Linus Ngha Beng very well known by his artistic name Bobo Leennox a Bamenda based fine and graphic artist has started a campaign in his city to prevent the Coronavirus pandemic.

Peacebuilding: Women urged to take lead

By FAWAH Agather M.  In a world where more than 50 countries are in war including Cameroon, women have been called to be peace builders, complement each other and not compete instead.

CIFA leader shares experience after Rwanda Youth Connekt Africa Summit

By Bakah Derick  Ngwanwi Lidwina M. Chief Executive Officer CEO of Community Impact For Africa CIFA has returned to Bamenda after successfully taking part in the Youth Connekt African Summit in Rwanda.

Nkumu FED FED raises FCFA14M for IDPs at launch of Bamenda annex Office

By Bakah Derick  Photo Credit Mbuh Stella  The Bali based nongovernmental organization Nkumu Fed Fed NFF has successfully raised FCFA14M being part of targeted funds for “its action plan for troubled times to internally displaced persons IDPs from the English speaking regions of Cameroon.”

SHUMAS Cameroon aids 100 women in Bamenda

From Mbuo Melani Mafisah in Bamenda Strategic humanitarian Services SHUMAS Cameroon has handed aid to 100 women in Bamenda.

Armed Conflict in the NW/SW: Voices of the unheard: in search for education, children with disabilities in need of attention

From Bakah Derick in Bamenda  Several institutions with focus on the wellbeing of persons with disabilities PWDs have expressed concerns over the education of persons with special needs in the conflict hit North West region.