Log in

Top Stories

Kumbo Council Staff/EXCO Drilled on Child Protection Issues

Kumbo Council Staff/EXCO Drilled on Child Protection Issues

Holding against the backdrop of Kumbo Council’s partnership with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) the main objective of this workshop was for participants to gain knowledge on the various dispositions available and also to take concrete actions to protect children. In attendance were eighty (80) staff members of...
Read More

Kumbo Council strengthens Cooperation ties with Lacrosse-Wisconsin

Kumbo Council strengthens Cooperation ties with Lacrosse-Wisconsin

A delegation of seven made up of the following persons:1) Sara Sullivan - Former City of La Crosse Council Member and Official Representative of La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat2) Nickijo Hager- Vice President of Mission and Organizational Learning, Mayo Clinic - Franciscan3) Sister Helen Elsbernd - Vice President, Franciscan Sisters...
Read More

Kumbo Council KOICA Partnership

Kumbo Council KOICA Partnership

Within the framework of the partnership between Kumbo Council and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a workshop on Rural Development was organized to sensitize participants on the training opportunities available in Korea and to design and provide comprehensive training programs which take cognizance of local realities for the next...
Read More

Kumbo Council Seeks ways to curb mental illnesses

In collaboration with the Family Care Center of the Banso Baptist Hospital that treats people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders, Kumbo Council held a workshop titled ‘’No Health Without Mental Health’’. The objective of this workshop was to develop the capacity of community members to ensure sustainable mental...
Read More

CBM's Working Visit to Kumbo Council

This visit was in line the memorandum of understanding the Kumbo Council signed with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services in 2015. The MOU has as main objective to promote inclusive development, making sure that persons with disability involved in all project stages. The CBM team therefore came to evaluate...
Read More

Mayor's Cup, a pathway to peace and unity

The 11th edition of the Kumbo Council Mayor’s Cup Competition final was played 18th December 2016. This is an annual sports event organized by the Kumbo Council since 2006 to encourage youths and to expose their sporting talents in games such football, handball and basketball.The Football Final was played between...
Read More

12th Edition of Mayor’s Day

As tradition demands, Kumbo Council commemorated the 12th edition of Mayor’s Day on 20th and 21st April 2017. Unlike previous edition, it was a two day event beginning on day one with a visit at the Kumbo Principal Prison where the over 129 inmates received basic needs and a grinding...
Read More

Plans for 2017 x-rayed  during Budget Session

Plans for 2017 x-rayed during Budget Session

Kumbo Council on Thursday, December 1, 2016, voted a budget balanced in income and expenditure at the sum of FCFA 896,295,752, in an ordinary Council session. In comparison to last year’s budget, there is an increase of 11.3% worth FCFA 91.467.150 in absolute terms. This projected increase is because rigorous revenue...
Read More

Kumbo Council Wins FEICOM Award Again

Kumbo Council Wins FEICOM Award Again

Kumbo Council again emerged victorious at the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance, FEICOM, and National Award for Councils’ Local Development Best Practices. She won the second edition for the Regional Prize for Northwest Region launched in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, worth FCFA 2...
Read More

Kumbo Council's Excellence Awards

Kumbo Council's Excellence Awards

Forty (40) public and lay private schools in Kumbo each received a prize of excellence from the Kumbo Council for their performances during the end of course examinations in the 2015/2016 academic year. This initiative came into being some five years ago to encourage schools that perform extremely well by...
Read More

Kids Corner of Kumbo Public Library

Kids Corner of Kumbo Public Library

The Kumbo Council Bernard Fonlon Information Centre; the Kumbo Public Library. Nowadays, many people think that libraries are a thing of the past due to the digital revolution and the rise of a gadget captivated society, thus the role of libraries is being undervalued especially by youths. That...
Read More

CBM's Working Visit to Kumbo Council

This visit was in line the memorandum of understanding the Kumbo Council signed with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services in 2015. The MOU has as main objective to promote inclusive development, making sure that persons with disability involved in all project stages.
The CBM team therefore came to evaluate the level of success of this Memorandum of Understanding and. During the visit, Mayor Njong Fonyuy Donatus presented recorded. These successes included the following:
• The creation of the post of Disability Focal Person and appointment of someone to the position to ensure that all activities carried out by the Kumbo Council take into consideration persons with disabilities
• The Kumbo Council drew a very comprehensive and elaborate action plan on how to promote disability and social inclusion across different sectors
• A municipal decision was established, requiring all public structures within the Kumbo municipality to conform to norms of universal access.
• The Council liaised with the Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) program to organise outreaches aimed at preventing, treating and rehabilitating disabilities.
• The council has recruited ten volunteers responsible for the identification and assessment persons with disabilities (PWDs), sensitization of the community on disability related issues, referral of PWDs to appropriate services for care, training persons with visual impairment on Orientation & Mobility, Activity of Daily Living skills, follow up of Children with Disabilities (CWDs) to go to appropriate schools, facilitate the development of mobility for CWDs with use of parallel bars, health education on prevention of disabilities, promote appropriate language on persons with disabilities, promote disability inclusion at all levels in the communities.
• Among the volunteers recruited are two persons with disabilities, one who is visually impaired and the other a mobility impairment. The visually impaired was assisted with a laptop to enable him carry out his functions with ease.
• Supporting the education of children with hearing impairment schooling at the Mbingo Integrated School for the Deaf to pay school fees annually.
• Commemoration of Mayor’s Day. Mayor’s Day is a yearly program that was instituted by Kumbo Council in 2005 to reach out to the needy, especially persons with disabilities. The main objective of this program is to ensure that these needy persons are uplifted yearly from poverty, misery, ignorance and food security threats to better their lives or improve their standard of living while achieving financially and economically vibrant communities with strong and healthy families. When the program began in 2005, it was, it was intended to provide an opportunity for fellowship with the underprivileged. This was done simply by providing the beneficiaries (persons with disabilities, orphans, inmates and the elderly) with basic needs such as food, clothing, school fees, office equipment, mobility aids etc.
In subsequent years and in collaboration with partner organizations such as the Socio economic empowerment of persons with disabilities (SEEPD) and the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Centre of the Cameroon Baptist health Services, there was a shift from just from just giving the child fish, to teaching the child how to catch fish. By 2010, the Mayor’s Day Program became a strategy in promoting inclusive development. It was no longer seen as fellowship but as a way of empowering the less privileged
• Promoting Inclusive Education: One Sign Language Teacher was recruited by Kumbo Council and sent to the Government Bilingual High School Kumbo which is an inclusive school. This is in continuation to the commitment the Kumbo Council took to pay fees of children with hearing impairment, in a bid to ensure that these children continue their secondary education.
• A ram was constructed in Government Practicing School Mbveh which is an inclusive school and also, assistive devices were provided for children with disabilities schooling in that establishment.

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.

 

Your Suggestions and Questions :

All suggestions and inquiries about Kumbo Council should be emailed to info@kumbocouncil.org. Take note that not all Council workers officially represent the Council. Read More

Copyright 2007-14 & Legal Notice :

No information contained in this Website should be reproduced in any electronic or mechanic form without the written permission from the Mayor of the Kumbo Council. All Rights reserved. Read More

Edward VERANYUY