It was an eventful day at the Cardinal Paul Emile Leger National Centre for the Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities (CNRPH) Yaounde last Thursday June 14. The event was the award of testimonials to pupils of the Special and Inclusive School for Children with Special Educational Needs and the return of some disabled, abandoned children to their families.
The event was equally in line with activities to mark the 2012 Day of the African Child. Speaking at the occasion, the Director of CNRPH, Grace Fomulu Nubonyin said the prize award ceremony was a moment of joy as it does not only enable the children to measure their learning abilities, but also for parents to meet and share ideas on the conduct of their children.
CNRPH has in the past eight years been caring for handicapped children who were abandoned for various reasons. A search carried out by CNRPH led to the tracing of six out of 11 families. The children were therefore reunited with their families after being sensitised on the need for parents to take care of their children.
The challenges facing CNRPH include insufficient specialised teachers and the absence of government stationery support for the school. Organised by the CNRPH, the event brought together authorities of the Yaounde VI Subdivision, representatives of partner ministries, international partners and guests.