The Bamenda Coordinating Center for Studies in Disability and Rehabilitation

Directory of Organizations

The center is working on the directory, and has send out information sheets to organizations and service providers in the areas of disability and rehabilitation in the North West Region of Cameroon. We hope that the directory should be available by Febraury 2010.

Finally, the first edition of the Directory of Disabled People Organisations and Rehabilitation service providers in the North West Region of Cameroon has been publish. It may not be complete but it is the first step towards making the region inclusive. This is the directory below.

BAMENDA COORDINATING CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION (BCCSDR)
Ref: 004/e.29/1111/VOL8/APPB
P.O Box 239 Bamenda- Cameroon
Tel: +237 76606033 E-mail: bccsdr@yahoo.ca
Website: http://www.bccsdr.org

DIRECTORY OF DISABLED PEOPLES’ ORGANISATIONS (DPO) AND SERVICE PROVIDERS IN DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
IN THE NORTH WEST REGION OF CAMEROON

COMPILED BY: BCCSDR
JANUARY 2010

Preface

This initiative is first of its kind in the North West Region of Cameroon. Though the list is not exhaustive it is a bold step towards establishing a comprehensive list of all Disabled Peoples’ Organizations and rehabilitation service providers in the North West Region of Cameroon.

This directory was compiled by the Bamenda Coordinating Center for Studies in Disability and Rehabilitation (BCCSDR) in partnership with the Cameroon Working Group-University of Toronto Canada and the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR) Toronto Canada

The aim of this Directory is to have a comprehensive list of Disabled Peoples’ Organizations (DPOs) and rehabilitation Service Providers in the area of disability and rehabilitation in the Region, in order that people with disabilities, volunteers, students, rehabilitation and development workers and all those interested in the area of disability and rehabilitation can have an idea of what is happening on the ground, and together we can harness our resources to improve on the quality of life of persons with disabilities.

The information in this directory was furnished to us by the organizations concerned. A was distributed to organizations to complete and return to the Centre. The BCCSDR is still receiving these forms and will continue to update as we have more information. ,If your organization did not receive the form and would like to be listed in the next edition, please come to the Centre and fill out the form. The next edition of the Directory will be published in December 2010, and information needs to be to at Centre by September 2010

We are grateful to all the organizations that completed the forms and returned them to the Centre. Thanks to them, this directory is a reality.

The Cameroon Baptist Convention is an important player in the field of disability issues due to its long years of experience working with and for people with disabilities in the North West Region of Cameroon.

The Ministry of Social Affairs services are not mentioned in this document. Social centers are found in all Sub Divisions and they are the intervening unit of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Details of these centres can be found by contacting the local Ministry offices.

Please if you have any comment or idea on how we can improve on the quality of this directory, do not hesitate to contact us through:

Administrative Assistant of the BCCSDR at bccsdr@yahoo.ca, Tel: 76 60 60 33 or Come to the Centre situated at the Bamenda Guest Home Hotel. (Opposite Bamenda 2 Council main gate.)

Julius Kwanga Wango
Executive Director BCCSDR

Prof. Lynn Cockburn
University of Toronto Canada
Board Chair, BCCSDR

NAME
COORDINATOR/ ADMINISTRATOR
ACTIVITIES
REFERAL SERVICES
CONTACT

MEZAM DIVISION
Coordinating
Unit of
Associations of Persons
With
Disabilities (CUAPWD)
Mr. Nyingcho Samuel
-Mobilizing and organizing seminars in the following; Education, HIV/AIDS, Leadership management, sustainability, sport, and promote creative initiatives,
-Lobby and advocate for the respect of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, -Facilitate communication locally, nationally and internationally,
spiritual empowerment. Counseling on rehabilitation services, HIV/AIDS, group development, advocacy Tel: 23777387731

Email: cuapwd2008@yahoo.com

Location: Savanna street Old town Bamenda.

Hope
Social
Union for the Visually
Impaired
( HSUVI)
Mr Tancho Fidel
-Empowerment of persons with visual impairments on vocational training, -HIV/AIDS and other social issues.
Tel: 237 77383626

Location: Old town Bamenda

Emmaus
Outreach
Center
Capuchin fathers or brothers
Reverend Brother Cyrille Kerla
Takes care of persons with mental health issues.
They provide shelter, food, clothing and medical care.
Tel: 237 79836498
237 77046594
237 96894148
Location: above GBHS Down Town Bamenda

Persons
With
Disability
Mubazone
Bafut.
Mr Che Richard Balang
-Weekly njangi contributions
-Rearing of pigs
-Grinding of cassava
-Craft work
-Sensitization and education on disability and HIV/AIDS.
TEL: 237 76310707

Location: Mankanikong-Bafut

Special
Needs
Entrepreneur
Group
(SNEG)
Mr Muguoh Christopher N.
-Train members in assorted craft products using local materials.
-Lobby for mobility aid equipment as well as assist in repairing those already in use.
-We also educate our members on HIV/AIDS awareness.
-Set up small scale business for some members.
-Initiate income generating activities for the interest of the group.
-Organize sporting activities for the disabled
-Planning to develop a resource training center for persons with special needs.
Referrals can be made for those who want to be trained in craft works.
Tel: 75708984
Email: snegfriends@yahoo.com
mchrismu@yahoo.com

Location: permanent site, Fish pond hill, food market Bamenda

Community Resource
Center for the Disabled and the Disadvantaged
(CRCDD)
Ms Limen Florence
-Coordinate a support group for persons living with disability and other disadvantaged situations
-Build life skills into members to reduce level of dependence
-Evangelize and counsel members to develop positive altitudes
-Create public awareness through radio on issues concerning persons with disabilities
-Facilitate the process of obtaining disability cards for members
-Facilitate members access to micro credits for their business
-Distribution of Christmas gifts to members
-Provision of school needs to children of disabled persons, disabled children and children under other disadvantaged situations.

Training of person with disability on embroidery
Handling issues of persons with disability

Tel: 77869580
Email: crcdd@yahoo.com

Location: commercial avenue Bamenda
Opposite UBA Bank.

Helping
Each
Other
Handicapped Common
Initiative
Trade Group
(HEOHTCIG)

Mr Ndalle Richard

-Create employment opportunities for disabled persons
-Offer training options to persons with special needs
-Create awareness on disability issues in our community and homes
-Try to avoid public begging of persons with disabilities
-Apply for support , seeking funds for projects or activities. Tel: 99145053
Email: ndallerich07@yahoo.com

Location: in between formar Mezam National hotel and savannah hotel.

Strategic
Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS)

Mr Ndzezem Stephen Njodzeka

-The SHUMAS social welfare program carries out activities that promote the welfare of people with disability (blindness, deafness, mobility impairment, paralysis).
- SHUMAS carries out moral enhancement workshops, capacity building workshops on economic productivity.
-Life skills training in knitting, traditional embroidery, cane weaving, sewing, craft and jewelry, Hair dressing and barbing.
-SHUMAS also provides seed capital to graduates.
For
-vocational rehabilitation
Education
Health water and sanitation
Environmental management
Agriculture and women empowerment
volunteering
Tel: 237 77755630
237 96947560
237 77305263
Email: shumas_ngo@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.shumas-cameroon.org

Location: mile 6 Nkwen Bamenda

SPIRE
Cameroon
Common
Initiative
Group

Mr Umenjoh Felix

-Carries out activities on disability and rehabilitation in some four divisions of the North West Region.
-Gave some machines for income generating to some disabled groups.
Capacity building to disabled people groups that work with SPIRE. Tel: 237 70010154
Email: umenjohfelix@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.spirint.org

Location: commercial avenue Bamenda opposite Big Taxaco

Mankaha Persons With Disabilities Bafut
Mr Che Gwan Abedwego
-We carry out farming to empower PWD economically.
Tel: 237 75728234
Location: Mankaha Bafut

Self
Reliant
Association of People With Disabilities.
Mr Ambe Richard Kande
-Creating awareness, educating and sensitizing relatives of persons with disabilities to accept the disabled relatives.
-Help obtain disability cards for disabled members from social centers.
-Network with other organizations and service providers.
Tel: 237 77371874
Location: Bawum- Bafut

Ngie Rural and
Urban
Women Development Association
Mrs Amboufei Diana Engenembe
-One of our activities is to empower disabled women and girl children to be partners of development through trainings.
Tel:237 77658382
Email: engenembe@yahoo.com
nrauw@yahoo.com

location: Musang Bamenda

Harmonized Disabled
Persons
Bali
Mr Tanji Jacob
-Sensitize the public and our members on disability issues.
-We have members in various vocational and economic fields like poultry, corn mill, shoe mending, repairs of electronics etc. Tel:237 77990145
P.O Box 03 Bali

Location: Bali Nyonga

Physiotherapy
Unit of the
Regional
Hospital
Bamenda
Mr Anatole Fopoussi
-We provide rehabilitation and clinical physiotherapy services. These include;
-Management of stroke patients
-Management of post surgical problems such as joint and muscle weakness
-Rehabilitation of patients with disabilities like cerebral palsy, post meningitis. For any case of a problem with motion both from neurological and musculoskeletal cause. Tel: 33025608
96166328
Email: douanla@gmail.com

Location: Regional hospital Bamenda

St. Joseph’s Children and
Adult
Home (SAJOCAH)
Bafut Tertiary sisters of St. Francis Bafut

Sr. Judith Bih
-Rehabilitates children and adults with physical disabilities
- provide a temporal home and offers education/ mobility training to the visually impaired children
-Children with cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, club feet, stroke patients, paraplegia, amputees, hip replacement, genu valgum, genu varum, etc.
-Vocational training in knitting, shoe making, and craft. For physiotherapy, calipers, prothesis, vocational training, education for the visually impaired at any level. Tel: 23777574004
237 77451857
237 75153815
Email: sajocahbafut@yahoo.com
petmus@yahoo.com

location: Mambu- Bafut

Center for the Empowerment of Females with Disabilities
(CEFED)
Ms Nungu Magdalene
Outreach services
Special education teacher training college
Inclusive primary school
Vocational training

Location: Santa

Special
Educational
Needs
Teachers
Training
Institute
(SENTTI)
Mrs Urwick Uginia
Mr. Achecknew Emmanuel
-SENTTI trains inclusive teachers who are capable of meeting the individual learning needs of all learners in a mainstream classroom.
The teachers are trained in Braille and American sign language. For people who need special skills to teach all learners.
Tel: 237 77554811
Email: itcigsentti@ymail.com

Website: http://www.sentti.org

Location: commercial avenue opposite Big Taxaco

Treasure
Center
Bamenda School for the mentally retarded

Location: Mendankwe

Morning star Akum
Primary education for children with hearing impairments. Location: Akum

BOYO DIVISION
C.B.C
Integrated
School for the
Deaf (ISFD)
Mbingo
Mr Che Manasseh
Providing primary and post primary education to children with hearing impairments. Provides community sign language to families and communities with children with hearing impairments. Vocational rehabilitation for those who choose it as their option.
Yes, for follow up of formal education and vocational rehabilitation. Tel: 237 77210058
Email: ndingang@yahoo.com
Location: Mbingo Baptist Hospital

Physiotherapy
Department,
Mbingo
Baptist
Hospital
Mr Nkwenti Alfred PT
Mr Ngam Joseph Administrator
-Outpatient and inpatient services
-Stroke rehabilitation
-Paraplegic/quadriplegic rehabilitation
-Outreach programs
-Burns rehabilitation
-Cerebral palsy rehabilitation
-Out patient services
Orthopedic and stroke rehabilitation
Tel: 77428590
Email: ankwenti2000@yahoo.com

Location: Mbingo Hospital

BUI DIVISION
Acceptances St. Helwiy Mrs Siyem Claudia Assist persons with disabilities with income generation, educating them on balance diet and cleanliness
Tel: 74976532
Email: clausiy@yahoo.ca
Location: kumbo cathedral hall

BERIKIDS
Kumbo
Mrs Dusuinyuy Delphine
Mrs ndze relindis
Mr kushu foven

-BERIKIDS offer services and rehabilitation to mental disabled persons, orphans, vulnerable children and vocational training center ( tailoring, metal works, carpentry, shoe making) to the target group.
-In the rehabilitation center, identification of victims of child trafficking and child labor, epilepsy patients.
Tel: 75978092
77571273
76555054
Email: berikidscig@yahoo.com
foelad@yahoo.co.uk

website: http://www.berikids.org

location: Kumbo

SIYGHAN Association of Disabled
Persons
Tobin -Kumbo
Mrs Gohlafen Regina
-Economic empowerment of persons with disabilities.
-Identification of persons with various disabilities and including them
-Giving assistance to the sick who are less fortunate to purchase drugs
-Helping persons with disability to embark on agriculture.
Tel: 237 75911645

Location: Meluf- Tobin
Care of : Catholic Mission Kumbo

Integrated
School for the
Blind(ISFB) Kumbo
Mrs. Kutwah Magdalene
Primary, post primary and professional Education of children and persons with visual impairments.
Location: Kumbo

Kimar
Persons With Disabilities group
Taking care of the persons with disabilities of kimar
Shey kpunter Humphrey,
kinyuy Tata Joseph, Tatah Biy Petra
-Identification of persons with disabilities and sending them to various treatment centers.
-Organizing them to benefit from global gifts organization.
-Organizing them in to small marketing groups
Tel: 237 74570199
Location: Kimar village Jakiri sub division

KEAFON Association of Disabled
Persons
Wirngo Joseph Yeka
-Identify persons with disabilities, educate them and send them to professional schools.
Educate and have seminars with disable persons to be self dependent
Tel: 237 77584937
Location: St Theresia catholic cathedral hall kumbo square.

NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION
Ngokentunjia Divisional Association of Disable
Persons (NDADP)
Nyibeh lucas
-Sensitization on the rights of disabled.
-Bring out groups of disabled at village levels.
-Carry out small projects like pig farming.
-Advocating for the rights of disabled persons.

Location: Ndop town

Help
in
Practice
Mr Afong George
We connect help givers who must belong to a local church to those in need regardless of their cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds We can be able to get help givers to needy organizations.
Tel: 237 77649293
237 77523571
Email: gnafong6@yahoo.com
Favour250@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://www.stichtinghip.nl
Location: Ndop old church

DONGA – MANTUNG DIVISION
Solidarity
Disabled
Person
Group Ndu
Mrs Tabitha Bongyuy Nformi
-Sensitizing the community on disability issues
Tel: 237 97122147
Location: Ndu town

Ndu
Women
Support Group
Mrs Mamey Bogbah
-Educate on disability and HIV/AIDS issues.
–Preach against public and self stigmatization.
Tel: 23779435537
Location: Ndu town

Union
Earth
Cameroon
(UNEC)
Mr Nformi Marcel
-Fighting against poverty target ting vulnerable groups like persons with disabilities.
-Educative talks on HIV/AIDS and help stop stigmatization. Tel: 23775265290
237 97118903
Email: unec_cam@yahoo.com
Nformi_mn@yahoo.com
Location: Ndu

Torch
Bearer
Foundation- Cameroon
Mr Kongor John Kwa
We train, empower and equip people with disabilities to be part of the solution to their problem and that of the community, hence enhancing their dignity.
Referrals can be made for empowerment, training Tel: 77480067

Email: tbfjohn@yahoo.com
Website: torchbearerfoundation.org
Location: Nkambe

MOMO DIVISION
Mbengwi
Sub Divisional
Co-ordinating
Unit
Mr Agwe Tata
-Sensitizing the public on disability issues
-Identifying some projects that can provide persons with disability with some income .
-Hoping to create a center for persons with disabilities in Mbengwi with a variety of activities.
Tel: 237 97044858
237 79271149

Location: Mbengwi central sub division

Mbengwi Union for
Persons with Disabilities
(MUDAP)
Mr Agwe Clifford
-Empowerment of person with disabilities in craft work, pig farming, business management.
-Sensitization of public on disability issues. Sensitization of the public on disability issues Tel: 237 77491629

Email: cliff_focus@yahoo.co.uk

Location: Mbengwi Momo Division
Philandelphia School for the
Blind and Handicapped

Location: Mbengwi

MENCHUM DIVISION
The Coordinating Unit Farming Association of Persons with Disability Menchum
Mr Awah Emmanuel Attia
-Helping persons with disabilities through agriculture and also fighting poverty.
Tel: 237 76212827

Location: Wum Town

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