On the 06th March 2020, the NDES FOUNDATION (NDEF) gladly secured a partnership deal with MECUDA France to deploy of a 2kw mini grid system in the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (Bulu blind) RIB Buea, Cameroon. In a ceremony that took place in Paris France, the Presidents of NDES FOUNDATION Mr Stanley Enyih and MECUDA France Mr Fortu Henry officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner for the realization of the project.
The Meta Cultural and Development Association (MECUDA France) is a community-based Cultural and Development Association of the Meta sons and daughters resident in France. The partnership deal is the fruit of resource mobilization efforts undertaken by the both presidents.
The key terms of the MOU include the joint mobilization of funds to execute the project. The project entails the installation of a 2kw solar off grid system that will power an existing borehole and all the functional units including the health center of the Bulu Blind center Buea. At completion the project will provide access to safe drinking water and better health services to over 40 blind kids of the Center and residents of the Bolifamba community. The electricity generated will also power the poultry farm, arts and guild unit and ICT units of the center, eliminating the high cost of running the center in order to make it self-sustainable. It is worth mentioning that the Rehabilitation Institute for the Blind (RIB) Buea, commonly known as the Bulu Blind Center for over 30 years has been home to hundreds of blind children in Cameroon. The center rehabilitates blind trainees for eventual reintegration into the society.
As a charity foundation, NDEF actively seeks for partnerships with other likeminded organizations in order to raise funds for its philanthropic activities all over Cameroon. This partnership is thus a milestone achievement in the realization of its planned projects for the year 2020. The project is expected to be completed by the end of April 2020 and will be of immense relief not just to the kids of the Bulu Blind center but the inhabitants of the entire Bolifamba community Buea.