CRCCD hands out New Year gifts to members

 

Mrs. Limen Florence adressing the public

Mrs. Limen Florence adressing the public

The community Resource Centre for the Disabled and Disadvantaged (CRCCD) has handed over New Year gifts to its members in its 7th edition at a ceremony that took place at the association’s head Office along the Commercial Avenue   Bamenda on Saturday January 12, 2013.

The gifts included shoes, dresses, bags, wheel chairs, crutches, tablets of soap  and food items, most of which came from philanthropists.  

“This is our own way of drawing the attention of the general public towards the plight of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable conditions…” Madam Limen Florence, coordinator of CRCCD told the over 300 persons that gathered for the event.

“This occasion offers an opportunity for persons with disabilities to feel the warm touched of the public and the public to discover some of the talents that persons with special abilities have” she continued.

She called on all to cultivate the spirit of sharing and to bring up our children to be responsible for one another and be the keeper of each other.

Mr. Limen, the younger brother of the coordinator donated a wheel chair to three year old Donee Fabrice incapacitated from birth.

“Let us learn to share with one another and be each other’s keeper, for no one wrote an invitation to become crippled, and you can leave the house today very able and come back crippled”  said.

Founded in 1999, CRCCD is committed to improving the living condition of the physically disabled and disadvantaged persons by making them self reliant and feel as part of the society. CRCCD carries out capacity building and training, education, sensitization, community mobilization, lobby and advocacy for its members.

 

Friends of disabled sharing good times

Friends of disabled sharing good times

some friends of CRCCD

some friends of CRCCD

Donee in his wheelchair with his benefactor

Donee in his wheelchair with his benefactor

 

Since its creation, CRCCD has through its various interventions help to improve the living conditions of some vulnerable persons in society, inculcated the spirit of sharing and supporting one another, brought to the attention of the general public the plight and difficulties of disadvantaged persons, improve the health conditions of its members through regular sensitization and screening for some common illnesses, and markets the products of its members  amongst others.

To attend the ceremony were Voluntary Service Overseas representatives from the USA, officials of SINGSUNG Company Indonesia (main sponsor), Cameroon Business Electronics and of the regional Delegation of Social Affairs Bamenda.

By Emmanuel Ndonue

 

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