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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 notwithstanding, public libraries remain institutions of basic learning with the sole aim of meeting the information needs of local community. They serve as local gateway to knowledge and information and provide conditions for lifelong learning, community development and independent decision making by an individual. Importance of the Library to students for includes: 1. Supporting the students in their studies. 2. Students can borrow books and take them home for further studies. 3. Apart from text books, students often need reference books to prepare notes. 4. The mind of the student gets broadened and he commands better grasp over the subject. He starts to think in a new dimension altogether. 5. Since the environment at the library is peaceful, students can study there without any disturbances. Library is an appreciable place for studies and mental development. 6. In school, students are often given homework to finish after school hours. A student can visit the library and conveniently do his/her home work 7. A student can develop his literary skills by reading rare books of literature. 8. The academic magazines and periodicals keep the student aware of the latest development around the world. 9. A library opens a world of wisdom for the student. A student can build his confidence by going through the books of his interest. The children’s corner of the Kumbo Council Bernard Fonlon Information centre has been created with aim to provide educational fun and entertainment to our youngest citizens through books, puppets, games and puzzles. This section was put in place thanks to Kumbo Council’s partnership with a Non-Governmental Organization known as EISERVI through the Book Aid International. This organization offered technical support to the Kumbo Council through capacity of the Library Assistant, donation of books and advice on how to set up the Children's Corner. It worth mentioning the fact that for close to 8 years now, Book Aid International has been donating books to the Kumbo Council on yearly basis. The Kumbo Council Bernard Fonlon Information Centre opens all week days from 7:30am to 3:30Pm. Registration entails: • A photocopy of National Identity Card • An annual Registration Fee of 1000FCFA Before registration, it is advised that prospective users get acquainted with the rules and regulations of the Library pasted on the Library’s notice board. After registration, a maximum of three books may be borrowed at a time. These books should be returned to the Library after two weeks and may be renewed if deemed necessary by the user. Types of books found at the Library: - Children’s books - Religious books - Language books - Economics books - Geography books - Natural and Social Science - Thesis - Magazines of all categories - Health and science technology - Mathematics - Physics - Chemistry - Biology - Law - History - Literature ( French and English) - Novels ( fiction, detective, romance etc) - Encyclopedias - Dictionaries and reference books - Cookery - And much more The library is open to all, especially students. The reading section is very convenient for students who want to study in a quiet environment.

 

 

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