Stories

As Australia moves to review and modernise the way it provides aid CBM Australia is calling on the government to remember that – above all – development is about people. How the government deploys resources can align with the country’s strategic intent but we also have a moral obligation to ensure Australian aid supports the...

Over the past decade Development for All strategies have driven Australia’s reputation for being at the forefront of efforts in developing countries and in influencing other governments and the United Nations to ensure people with disabilities are not left behind. Despite this success there is still a long way to go in ensure that all aspects...

 ZIMBABWE IS IN THE GRIP OF A DEADLY FOOD CRISIS.   Zimbabwe is “facing the worst hunger crisis in a decade” the UN declared. More than 7 million people – almost half the population – need food aid, and over 2 million people are facing starvation   after a severe drought affected food harvests. CBM is on-the-ground in Chivi...

Kyle is a typical 12-year-old boy who goes to elementary school in the Leyte region of the Philippines. He loves to do puzzles, dribble basketballs and when he can, play computer games during his free time. Kyle also lives with a disability which until recently prevented him from doing some of the things he loves. His...

With half of the 65 million people with disabilities in developing countries out of school and those in school unlikely to be accessing equitable, quality education, the need for a more inclusive approach to education is clear. Over the last decade, there has been a growing international commitment towards inclusive education, with the adoption of...

Karen Heinicke-Motsch is one CBM’s Senior Disability Inclusion Advisors who has a focus on inclusive education and inclusive early childhood development. Here she talks about her recent work. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working to protect and improve the lives of every child. How does your work with CBM engage UNICEF? We work with UNICEF Australia...

Since 2018 CBM has been working with UNICEF in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to support disability inclusion in early childhood development programs across 50 centres. This coincided with the launch of new early learning centres in two provinces. For some communities this was their first ever early childhood centre. Parents, community leaders and local authorities were...