The Daughters of Charity are in mission in Yaoundé in the Nsimalen district near the airport. The community is made up of 5 sisters who, during their home visits, work with the neglected elderly and the chronically ill in this underprivileged neighbourhood.
Sister Jeannette, the bearer of this project, is particularly dedicated to the follow-up and care of disabled people in the surrounding neighbourhoods and villages and is very attentive to raising awareness and accompanying families, who are powerless when faced with the loss of independence of their loved one.
She travels several dozen kilometres a day to raise awareness among these families and to limit the harmful cultural beliefs of the inhabitants regarding disability.
It organises one meeting a month with parents of disabled children to help them identify their special needs and accept differences.
"During this meeting, we share the difficulties that children and parents go through on a daily basis. As a trained psychomotrician, I also help with their physical rehabilitation."
Sister Jeannette met 6 young women who are very committed to the care of their children despite the time and financial costs involved.
These six young women were very motivated and enthusiastic about the idea of a one-year training course in sewing and intend to invest themselves quickly in this income-generating activity.
The training site is 3km from the neighbourhood, which makes it easy to travel. The trainer, Mr ELOUNDOU, has a well-equipped workshop and has already trained several young people sent by the Daughters of Charity.
At the end of the training, each woman will leave with a sewing machine. They will then be able to easily set up shop and offer their services for the production of clothes, bags and other items.
"Here, it is easy to get work in this field once trained, and the inhabitants of the neighbourhood come with their fabric to have their clothes made. There is also a market nearby where the women can sell their articles."
Thanks to you, these women will be able to continue to take care of their disabled children at home while hoping to work and earn an income from their sewing activity
Je suis Sr Jeannette MAIRAMA Fille de la Charité, communauté de Nsimalen, je m'occupe des personnes porteuses d'handicaps et j'accompagne les jeunes en formation au postulat. Nous sommes cinq sœurs de nationalité Malgache, polonaise et camerounaise. Nous sommes au service de la population au travers de services rendus aux personnes âgées, aux personnes porteuses de handicap, de visites aux malades à domicile et d’activités paroissiales.