Friday, May 15, 2009

CEFED Special Education School

From Sue Murr, team member

One of the huge blessings while we were in Bamenda was being able to spend time at the CEFED Special Education School, founded by Nungu Magdalene. There are more than thirty young people there with a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. Some of them came to receive wheelchairs at our Harvest Project distribution center, and many are using the chairs they received two years ago.

I had the opportunity to spend two days at the school, adding to the great work that Anna, another short-term physiotherapist had been doing.

She got Eliot walking for the first time with an adult-sized walker, and Tim was able to cut a walker down to fit him. His smile pretty much tells the whole story. 

Many of the children will benefit from an ongoing therapy program. We were able to photograph the exercises and leave behind copies to remind the workers how to position the children and make sure they are working up to their potential.

(Elijah learning to do sitting push-ups in his new wheelchair!)


These children are so blessed to have such a wonderful place to live and study!

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