30/11/2016

Appeal to Help Disabled Children in the Cameroon

The Future in Our Hands Education and Development Fund is a registered charity based in Swindon helping some of the world’s poorest and marginalized people. The charity was established in 1995 and since then has supported projects in Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

FIOH is currently appealing for funds to complete a treatment and rehabilitation centre for severely disabled children in Bafoussam in the West Region of the Cameroon, Central Africa. The total cost of the project is approximately £29,000 but £4,356 is needed to complete the building. The outstanding work is for the ceiling boards, windows, doors and installation of the electricity and water supplies.

The work is being undertaken by FIOH partner, Global Rehabilitation Services which is currently successfully treating about 200 children a year using very basic equipment in a small rented building.

The story of Brunhilda is typical of the way GLORES has transformed the lives of severely disabled children. Brunhilda, aged 10, recalls how her life changed when her deformed legs were treated at the age of five: ‘Thanks to GLORES I can walk straight, go to school and as a girl I feel beautiful.’

Pictured is Brunhilda, before and after surgery and physiotherapy

FIOH is helping GLORES to build a new centre that will enable it to help more children like Brunhilda.

The funding campaign runs between 14th November and 19th December 2016 and GLORES expects to move into the new building in Februray 2017.

For further information contact trustee, Mike Thomas, on 01793 532353 or contact him by email: mvthomas72x@yahoo.co.uk

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