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“A New Way To See It”: Volunteering in Central Africa

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In Cameroon there are 500,000 visually impaired people. Most of them, without specialised education or training, are illiterate. They depend on their family, living isolated from society and unfortunately often condemned to mendacity. In 1988, worried by the situation, two young blind Cameroonian (Coco Bertin Mowa and Martin Luther Amahata Adibita) created the Club of Young Rehabilitated Blind Persons of Cameroon (CJARC are its initials in French). It is an apolitical association, with a social, humanitarian and cultural vision. The main goal of CJARC is to provide information, education, training and integration to the society for the visually impaired people of Cameroon. In this talk I would discuss about the experiences of my partner, Amandine Boyeau, and myself as volunteers at CJARC during the months of January-May and April-May 2012 respectively.

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