Who we are
Lifehouse School & Orpanage for the Deaf was founded in 2004, as an officially registered non-profit charity in Obala, Cameroon by the Rev Andre Bikond.
Thier purpose is to provide a loving family atmosphere in which the deaf are educated and given oppurtunity to become productive members of society through vocational training.
About the founder of Lifehouse: Andre Christophe Bikond was born deaf and was educated in a school founded by the late pioneer deaf missionary, Dr. Andrew Foster, who opened schools and churches in over 30 African nations, including Cameroon.
It was the influence of a deaf black missionary who refused to ignore the silent cries of the forgotten deaf that influenced Andre to open Lifehouse and reach those who otherwise will be forgotten.
Rev Andre Christophe Bikond was ordained on April 27th, 2008 as a Christian minister and is the only ordained deaf pastor in the nation of Cameroon. Besides founding and directing Lifehouse, he has also pastors a church.
Land Purchase: With the help of local churches and individuals, Friends of the Deaf International purchased land in July 2011 for the school and orphanage. In 2012 building has begun with two small buildings to be used as classrooms.
Future plans: To build a facility large enough to house 100 children or more and to expand the program to include the blind.
Our Affiliation: Friends of the Deaf International has partnered with Lifehouse to help change the destinies of the deaf in Cameroon.
LifeHouse is also referred to as "INEDAV" in French: Institutenational Evangelique Des Enfants Deficients Auditiifs et Visuals.
INEDAV B.P 385 Obala. Cameroun