Cameroon – Samuel Eto’o: After offering and equipping a building at the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, Samuel Eto’o wants to build a school in northern Cameroon

Written by Deckson N.

The captain of Antalyaspor and his foundation intend to make contact with the Cameroonian authorities to carry out this operation.

The ceremony of inauguration and handing over to the State of the Samuel Eto’o Pavillon drained a huge crowd this Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Laquintinie Hospital of Douala. This is an R + 1 building built on an area of about 540 square meters with basement and changing rooms. The building which is supposed to offer hospitality to the pediatric department of this hospital also includes several resuscitation rooms. It has a capacity of 48 beds, which now brings to 148 the total number of beds in the pediatric department of this hospital center. The building is also equipped with a number of specific equipment such as ultrasound, radiant tables. It is, according to Professor Louis Richard Njock, director of the Laquintinie Hospital, a functional unit for taking in charge of emergencies in small children.

The Samuel Eto’o Pavilion of the Laquintinie Hospital is now owned by the State. But it is far from being the last gift of the footballer to his country through his foundation. The former captain of the Indomitable Lions announces the construction in the near future of a school in the northern part of Cameroon which probably has the lowest literacy rate in the country. “We launched an initiative in London a few months ago. Many foreigners followed it and unfortunately our compatriots did not follow suit as hoped. But in spite of everything and thanks to the goodwill of some, we were able to have some funds and our idea would be to build a school in northern Cameroon, “he said in an interview with the press shortly afterwards the inauguration of the Samuel Eto’o Pavilion at the Laquintinie Hospital. His foundation intends to make contact with the authorities so that they can help him in the implementation of this operation.

Samuel Eto’o, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said that he had worked for a long time in silence on behalf of children in Cameroon. “We did a lot of things, we built schools in Cameroon prisons with Claire Ndi Samba … With her contribution, we helped these young people, we even had a young person who had his Bacc in prison. We’ve done a lot of things in silence, “he says. The Samuel Eto’o Pavilion at the Laquintinie Hospital will be operational in about two weeks, according to the head of the Laquintinie Hospital.

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