EAARF has offered backpacks filled with school items to some children living with epilepsy in the North West region of Cameroon. The ceremony which took place on the 28th of august 2022 had over 47 underprivileged children living with their parents and carers. The children were from the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education.
During the ceremony, the head of the children’s program in EAARF, Mme Mbukebam Mary presented the challenges faced by children with epilepsy and the different activities that will be carried out by EAARF to address these.
In addition to the backpack giveaway, EAARF will be carrying out awareness-raising activities in the schools of these children so as to make the school environment more supportive of these children. The children will also be followed up regularly to ensure that they are making progress in their academics.
The backpack Giveaway is just one of many activities that will be carry out by EAARF in the coming months as part of its strategy to improve the health, educational and social wellbeing of children with epilepsy.
The children as well their parents and carers could not hold their joy as this was the first time they were being shown so much love.
EAARF also offered similar gift to 12 children with epilepsy in a remote community in the west region of Cameroon.