Pta Meeting At EID
On April 20th 2013, a PTA meeting was held at the EID campus with major issues discussed and addressed regarding the well-being of the students. Parents were thrilled with the progress of the graduating class.
Several donors visited the EID campus on April 1st to see firsthand what progress was being made in improving the school and also pledge their continued support to EID and its mission.
In April 2012, CDEO will attended the Global Health and Humanitarian Summit held at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The Executive President, Mr. Ebot Ntui Ogork presented a paper on The challenges of Deaf Education in Cameroon; A Case of Ephphatha Institute for the Deaf, Kumba, Cameroon.
In February, the Ephphatha Institute for the Deaf was honored to receive Mr. Josepth Fette. Mr. Fette had the opportunity to visit ongoing EID projects.
In August, CDEO in partnership with Global Deaf Connection, MN, USA and Integrated Youth Volunteer Foundation, Bamenda, Cameroon, presented a paper, the Cameroon State of Deaf Education Research Project Situational Analysis to the Cameroon Government. This was to further the implementation of Law No. 2010/002 of April 13th 2010 relating to the Protection and Welfare of Persons with Disabilities.
In July, CDEO celebrated its 15th Anniversary in style with an arts festival and sports activities under the distinguished patronage of the Ministers of Social Affairs and Culture.
In September, CDEO successfully created a network of Deaf schools in Yaounde, Cameroon to further the exchange of ideas and experiences.
In August, CDEO was honored to attend the Special Needs Education International Conference hosted at the University of Calabar, Nigeria.
On the occasion of the 12th anniversary of CDEO, the Board of Directors wishes to thank all CDEO partners both at home and abroad for past and present financial and material support. The Board calls on Cameroonians at home and in the diaspora, national and international charitable organisations, for better support of CDEO programmes. The CDEO seeks to intensify its networking with national and international organisations in the following areas: fundraising, the search for both deaf and hearing qualified volunteer teachers, the introduction of special education in Cameroon, as well as in the search for volunteer researchers for Cameroon Sign Language surveys.