Cameroon Festival of Arts and Sports for People with Disabilities

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Country and Region CameroonCentre
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon
Festival Contact Information

Cameroon Festival of Arts and Sports for People with Disabilities
Handicap on Stage
P.O. Box 1551
Yaounde, Cameroon
Phone: (237)794-43-48, or (237)904-68-36
Fax:  (237) 222-62-62, or (237) 222-62-63
Email: bambino_rts@yahoo.fr

Festival Description

Cameroon Festival of Arts and Sports for People with Disabilities is an international event that brings together disabled individuals to celebrate their place in the world of arts and sports. The program includes, seminars, workshops, performances, a trade fair and exhibition, and events that offer the opportunity to share and exchange their joys as well as their sorrows. The organizers' aim is to provide a venue where the disabled are given a voice within a joyful and celebratory event.

Festival Dates November 12 - 14, 2008
Festival Links

http://v1.dpi.org/lang-en/events/details?page=30

Festival Story:

In Cameroon, Disabled People do not often have occasions, where they can come together for manifestations of joy, concerts or expositions, to share and to exchange their experiences and their sorrows. This festival seeks to remedy this fact.

The objectives of Handicap on Stage—

  • It aims at bringing together for a few days, artists and disabled sportsmen of Cameroon and elsewhere.
  • Enabling them to exchange their experiences and wisdom of their daily activities.
  • Breaking down the wall of misunderstanding among valid and DP.
  • Setting up means that enables them to develop their activities.
  • Detecting and revealing talents and promoting those talents.
  • Enabling disabled people to meet each other.
  • Sensitizing the masses, public authorities and those of the civil society about problems faced by disabled people in Cameroon. Through media, conferences exhibition, performances and sports.
  • Sensitising disabled people themselves on their rights and obligations vis-à-vis the community in which they live, and the duty they have to play in order to be understood.
  • Encouraging interaction of cultures among people coming from everywhere.
  • Witnessing problems faced by disabled people from the countries participating by the implementation of the 22 rules of the united nations.
  • Producing and building audiences for performing Arts, networks and Handicrafts for DP 

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