A call from UNICEF for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

During the commemoration of the 2012 world day of the African child with theme “the right of the child with disabilities, The duty to Protect, Respect,Promote and Fulfill “, a 17 year old child who lost his sight at the age of 10 due to river blindness speaks for many of Africa’s children with disabilities […]

SPEECH PROBLEM: How TAMO Stephane overcame the disability, and the advice he has for parent, teachers and individuals of children with special needs.

In an interview with ABLE TOO, Tamo Stephane talks on the disability he was having as a child with special needs.  As a young boy, he did not know that he was a child with special needs since he had just speech problem. He further talks on the difficulties he was facing in interacting with […]

Dwarfism: Types and integration process in schools and the society

In general, “dwarf” simply refers to something that is much smaller than average. Technically, people who are 4’10” and under (and shorter than the norm for their ethnic background and family history), once they’ve attained their adult height, are considered short-statured, or a “dwarf” person. If the short-stature is caused by a genetic condition where […]

CURRENT EDUCATIONAL STATUES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN CAMEROON

To address what is known about school attendance, this article summarizes the research studies from Cameroon focused on education for children with disabilities. We looked for studies focusing on numbers of children with disabilities in inclusive schools, and the perspectives or experiences of these students on Inclosive Education. There is a lack of information in […]

EDUCATIONAL RIGHT AND LEGISLATIONS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN CAMEROON

In Cameroon, issues of access to education for children with disabilities fall under various ministries: ministry of basic education, ministry of secondary education, ministry of higher education, ministry of employment and vocational training and the ministry of social affairs. The 1983 Law on the Protection of People with Disabilities defined the rights of persons with […]

SOME TEXTS AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS THAT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE RIGHT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

1971 Declaration on the Right of Mentally Retarded Persons: stipulate that a person with an interlectual imparedment is accorded the same right as any other person. 1975 Declaration on the Right of Disabled Persons: proclaim the equal civil and political right of all disabled persons, and sets standards for equal treatment and access to service 1981 […]

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE RIGHT OF A CHILD

The 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the first binding instrument in international law to deal comprehensively with the human rights of children, and is notable for the inclusion of an article specifically concerned with the rights of children with disabilities. The implementation of the CRC is monitored and promoted at […]

POSSIBILITIES FOR DISABLED PERSONS TO BE GREAT: 3 KEY REVELATION BY STEPHEN HAWKING

In an interview with the New York Times, between Stephen Hawking and journalist Claudia Dreifus, she asked Stephen Hawking, “Given all you’ve experienced, what words would you offer someone who has been diagnosed with a serious illness, perhaps A.L.S.(  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?” Hawking, answered: “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability […]

I AM ABLE TOO

More than 500,000 Cameroonians younger than 18 have learning disabilities. Although the Ministry of Basic Education has planned to train 300 teachers as part of the implementation of the Cameroon Politic of inclusive education, the teacher to students with special needs ratio of 1/1600 remains very low as compared to the teacher to mainstream students’ […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),the cause of behavioral issues

  ADHD is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. From the above definitions, Inattentionmeans a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension. Hyperactivity means a person […]