About twenty five persons with disabilities, including those with hearing problems, physically disabled and visually impaired in the North West region have received aid from a non governmental organisation to better their lives
The items comprising of stylus, wheelchairs, crutches, white canes and many others were handed to them recently in Bamenda during the celebration of the first anniversary of Community Vision for Inclusive Development Cameroon, CVID-Cam
Amongst those who benefited from the items were internally displaced persons with disabilities who are in the town of Bamenda, after running away from their villages from the over five years armed conflict in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
While thanking the International Rescue Committee for extending their support, Njeatih Drusilla, coordinator for CVID-CAM told the beneficiaries to expect more from them in the days ahead
“We identified the needy and have worked with the first set we consider more desperate. Our issue is lack of funds but when we get
they will be prioritized,” Njeatih Drusilla said
At the end of the day, the beneficiaries went home smiling as they benefited from the support. George, one of them said it was actually his first time to benefit from such an organisation.
“You have given us value and
made us know even in our condition we are unique. We are so happy
and pray for the organization not to
relent in its effort,” George said
Since 2016 that the Anglophone armed conflict started with separatist fighters demanding a complete separation from the other eight regions of Cameroon, many civilians have become internally displaced, with persons with disabilities being the most vulnerable.
At times, only organisations like the Community Vision for Inclusive Development Cameroon, CVID-Cam, the International Rescue Committee and many others come to rescue their conditions.