Admissions into the SHUMAS Vocational Rehabilitation Center for the 2016/2017 Academic Year

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DSC_0588DSC_0655Admissions into the SHUMAS Vocational Rehabilitation Center are presently going on. The SHUMAS Rehab Center which is located at the SHUMAS Center at Mile 6, Nkwen Bamenda runs training for people with special needs in 8 different life skill trades. Since its creation in May 2009, the center has been a place where people with special needs are trained and supported in skills compatible to their disabilities, for a fulfilling life. The center offers vocational rehabilitation to persons with disabilities through training in income generating life skills.

Goal
The goal of the center is to economically and socially empower persons with special needs in self reliant life skills for self development and the development of their communities.
Objectives
– Train persons with physical disability in self reliant life skills.
– Provide promotional material to graduates to enable an effective integration in their various communities.
– Train them in basic management and leadership skills.

The Training Program
Since its creation in May 2009, the center has been a place where people with special needs are trained and supported in skills compatible to their disabilities, for a fulfilling life. The center offers FREE vocational rehabilitation to persons with disabilities through training in income generating life skills like:
-Sewing
-Knitting
-Traditional embroidery
-Shoe mending/making
-Cane weaving
-Hairdressing
-Jewelry and -Poultry

We also go on to offer moral enhancement workshops, and capacity building workshops on economic productivity.
The trainees receive life skill training for a period of 2 years after which they are supported with promotional material to enable them set up their own workshops back in their communities. After graduation and reinsertion, we do not stop but go on to monitor the ex-trainees so that we can evaluate their success and offer technical support from time to time.

The centre also offers dormitory services. This enables people who come from far places to stay and receive their training without any accommodation problems. The dormitory also runs a restaurant where the trainees are feed 3 times a day at a subsidised price of 100frs/meal.

After they have received training and are graduated, SHUMAS provides all with start up material to support their reinsertion and start of their workshops.
SHUMAS equally carries out impact assessments to evaluate the success of the ex-trainees and to offer technical assistance to them.

Conditions to apply for the training in the SHUMAS Vocational Rehabilitation Center

  1. The person should be between 15-35 years old
  2. Only persons with disabilities capable of learning one of the 8 trades
  3. Written application handed in to SHUMAS
  4. Certificate of disability if available

For more information you can visit the Center at Mile 6, Nkwen Bamenda or contact us my email through shumas_ngo@yahoo.com or call (+237) 677-755-630

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