APTICA spends happy end of year moments with more than 40 blind and visually impaired in Yaounde Cameroon.
By Claude Marie Efouba Nomo
The Association for the Promotion of Assistive Technologies and the Education of the Blind (APTICA) had some wonderful moments with some 50 blind and visually impaired on the 30th of December 2017.
During the 2 hour ceremony, clothes, shoes, irons, radio sets including other adapted equipment received from a partner organisation (Fakkel 2000) based in Holland were distributed to the blind by Claude Marie Efouba Nomo, Permanent Secretary of APTICA.
For a smooth distribution of the items, she was assisted by two volunteers, Marie Claire Ngo Likound and Francka Neomie Komme who have been working with APTICA since its creation.
The venue for the distribution was in an outskirt of Yaounde capital of Cameroon, at the veranda of a volunteer because the organisation does not yet have its headquarters.
The ceremony was also an opportunity for the members to share experiences regarding some difficulties, to have a Christmas meal and to wish to each blind present a happy and prosperous new year.
Although the difficulties are many and varied, many blind and visually impaired persons present at the ceremony expressed their joy and gratitude to APTICA constantly working to find lasting solutions to the problems of blind in Cameroon. They also hailed the support of partners working for the improvement of their living conditions.