Stories

Pastor Glen Smith from Grace Canberra church visited several of CBM’s inclusive education programs in North East India. Pastor Glen reflects on his experience in India and how he gained a deeper understanding of the importance of all children having access to an education. “I had the wonderful experience of travelling to North East India with...

Julie Smith, Dec 2018 In many countries, people with psycho-social disabilities such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and even epilepsy – which is not technically a mental illness - are often feared by their communities, and experience harsh discrimination. The lack of access to regular medication and social support mechanisms, means that people with mental health conditions...

  In poor communities in the Philippines, CBM is supporting the establishment of small organisations that bring people together around disability issues. This includes both people with disability, and parents and relatives of those who need more intensive care. Meet Marilyn and her daughter Angel, age 2. “Angel was born blind and this was confirmed by a...

  Gerald has learned how to run a small business as an electronic technician in the Philippines. Every year, CBM and local partners support thousands like Gerald to earn a living, access services and have a voice in their local communities, as part of our Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) programs. We recently conducted an inquiry looking...

  Unpaid care work is work undertaken without any monetary compensation, to provide household services, such as cooking and cleaning, and direct care for others. Gender inequality in the division of unpaid care work is pervasive across the globe and is present in every society. While social norms around paid work are shifting, women are still...

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will...

  “This self help group has become the voice of women in the community. This self help group not only works for the development of people with disabilities but it also pays attention to other vulnerable people of the community. They have become the decision makers, they are financially solvent and self dependent. Overall, the success...

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he...