The EDID Program is actively involved in research to inform program interventions. It has concluded a research on “factors contributing to the abuse of children with disabilities: From awareness to action”.
We have partnered with the African Study Centre, through the Liliane Foundation to receive groups of researchers who come to the CBC Health Services on annual basis to conduct research on our advocacy efforts on “breaking down barriers to inclusion for persons with disabilities”. Five researches have been conducted and published, available at https://www.barriersfree.org/downloads
Partnership has been established between the University of Radbound (the Netherlands) Liliane Foundation, One Family People (Sierra Leone) and the CBC Health Services for yearly researches to be conducted to inform practice.
We provide financial and technical support to 25 Partner Organizations in nine of the ten regions of Cameroon to ensure that children with disabilities have access to the different program components, so as to enable them participate as equals in every aspect of societal life. This is implemented through the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) / Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) approach.
We support children and youths with all types of impairments including: visual, speech, hearing, intellectual, multiple birth defects like hydrocephalus, epilepsy, spinal bifida and developmental impairments like autism, Down syndrome.
- Direct assistance to children with impairments from
Very needy background to access education, health, social and livelihood opportunities.
- Lobby and advocacy for inclusive institutions and accessible environments.
- Support schools and vocational training establishments to adopt inclusive practices.
- Sensitize, educate, raise awareness to eliminate negative attitudes about disabilities.
- Psychosocial support to parents to accept and love their children with impairment.
- Provision of means of transport (thanks to MIVA funding) to partner organizations for effective field visits of beneficiaries in hard to reach communities.
- Capacity building in a wide range of disability inclusive development concept.