The Embassy of Israel in Cameroon has donated brailla equipment to Promhandicam, a charity organisation which promotes the social inclusion of persons living with disability.
The ceremony took place in Yaounde on Wednesday in the presence of the Israeli government’s Accountant General Rony Hizkiyahu who led a delegation to Cameroon for a working visit, with the donation exercise being one of them.
Amongst some of the equipment donated were a Braille embosser, graphic and a colour printer.
“There are three reasons why we decided to come here today. The first one is that we in Israel have come to believe
over the years that the strength of a nation is measured by how they treat the weaker groups in society. Prohandicam
and CBM are at the forefront of special need education in Cameroon and they are our natural partners,” Israeli ambassador to Cameroon, His Excellency Ran Gidor said.
“In Israel we believe passionately in education. The fact that Israel has become prosperous is not due to its natural resources but thanks to investment in education and brain power, therefore we believe that people with special needs need to be given equal opportunities when it comes to education.”
On his part, the Country Director of Christian Blind Mission, CBM, Julius Niba Fon, stressed his organisation’s committment in improving the quality of life of people living with disabilities.
“Working in partnership with local development actors, the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
underpins our work. The CBM/Promhandicam partnership in the education sector dates back several decades. It was built on the aspiration to have visually impaired children access education like any other child,” he explained.