Supporting the 2nd African Conference on Stuttering
Most African nations have no training programs for speech-language pathology and no speech therapy services available. The stuttering self-help movement in Africa is a very important part of the solution to the great need faced by people who stutter in Africa. With the support of the International Stuttering Association, the 2nd African Conference on Stuttering is being planned for October 2008.
Please consider making a donation to this important conference.
In the past ten years, the International Stuttering Awareness Day online conferences have featured several papers presented by people in Africa who stutter, from fourteen different African nations (Burkina Faso,
South Africa, and
You might be interested in "meeting" some of the people involved in planning and others who hope to participate in the upcoming conference. Several of the authors below have been unable to obtain visas which would have allowed them to attend the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and the Canadian Association of People Who Stutter (CAPS) conferences where they had been invited to present, and had hoped to learn more about stuttering to bring back to their countries. They are working hard to bring and share good information about stuttering to their countries, and the African Conference is an important way for them to do that.
Read some of their articles from past ISAD online conferences about the tremendous need in their countries, including some that describe treatments these people have experienced personally in attempts to "cure" their stuttering.
- Out of Africa: Emerging Self-Help, by Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso, W. Africa), Joseph Lukong (Cameroon, W. Africa), and Daniel Othieno (Uganda, Africa).
- Stuttering In Cameroon by Jonas Berinyuy, Joseph Lukong and Acheng Moungui Thomas (Cameroon, AFRICA)
- Stuttering in Burkina Faso by Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso, WEST AFRICA)
- Stuttering In Cameroon To Take A Different Course Of Thought: Exploring Solutions For The Future by Jonas Berinyuy (Cameroon, West Africa)
- "Parole d'Espoir" - making gains in fluency through self-help and friendship in Mauritius by Jim Caroopen and Yasvin Somoo (Mauritius, Africa)
- Messages about Self-Help From Around the World - videos of Joseph Lukong (Cameroon), Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso), and Salad Tutana (Kenya)
- Extra-ordinary People included short interviews with Joseph Lukong (Cameroon) and Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso).
- Brighter Days for People Who Stutter in Africa: The First African Conference on Stuttering by Joseph Lukong (Cameroon)
- Out of Africa: Spreading the Self-Help Movement a series of short articles:
- Self Help in Mauritania by Maciste Abdoullah (Mauritania, Africa)
- A New Day for Stammerers in Chad by Ousmane Issa Bourkou Sainta (Chad, Africa)
- ISAD 2005 - Burkina Faso, West Africa by Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso, West Africa)
- The Absence Of Modern Speech Therapy In Nigeria: The Culture Perspective by Akintunde Adeyemi (Nigeria, West Africa)
- Stammering/Stuttering in Uganda by Joseph Nsubuga (Uganda, West Africa)
- Emerging A Self Help Group In Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. My Journey Into The World Of Stammering by Adeline Vekerh (Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa)
- Stuttering in Sudan and new Hopes for the Persons Who Stutter (PWS): Survey Study in Khartoum State Primary Schools by Sami Awad Yasin (Khartoum, Sudan, Africa)
- Association AVB-MALI (Struggle Against Stuttering) by Diallo Oumou Sidibe (Mali, West Africa)
- Parole d'Espoir - from stuttering to freedom by Jim Caroopen (Mauritius, Africa)
- Stammering in Ghana by Anass Mohammed (Ghana, West Africa)
- South Africa by Kelemogile Watson Lekalake (South Africa)
Benin by Ayodè Edith Ochoumareo (Benin)
- Stuttering in Sudan and new Hopes for the Persons Who Stutter (PWS): Survey Study in Khartoum State Primary Schools by Sami Awad Yasin_from Khartoum, Sudan, Africa
- Cameroon To Give Children Who Stutter A Facelift by Jonas Berinyuy (Cameroon, West Africa)
- Be Yourself - by Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso, Africa
- Confirmation Day for Blaise by Martin Jumbam (Cameroon, W. Arica)
- Stuttering Awareness in Cameroon Africa by Joseph Lukong (Cameroon)