About The Regional Inclusive Education Resource Centre (RIERC)

The Regional Inclusive Education Resource Centre (RIERC) Bamenda was constructed and equipped by the Dordrecht Bamenda Foundation in partnership with the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) Program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) and the PTA of GBHS Bamenda in 2012. The PTA of GBHS Bamenda provided the physical space that was used in the construction of RIERC.

RIERC was officially handed over to the Northwest Regional Delegations of Secondary (RDSE) and Basic (RDBE) Education on the 10th of August 2015. Today, the RIERC is therefore functioning under the auspices of the SEEPD Program, the RDSE and RDBE.

The center was created to provide technical support and mentorship to learners with impairments and to teachers in the region. The Resource Center was designed to support the production of pedagogical resource materials, the provision of brailing and signing services, and to serve as a library and research center on Inclusive Education. From the inception, building from other countries’ experiences, the center was conceived to be a model from where other Resource rooms in the Divisions of the Northwest could be mentored and monitored.

To enhance appropriation and guarantee the smooth functioning of the Center, a Stakeholder and Management Committee was put in place.