Stories

Jen Blyth, Disability-Inclusion Advisor at CBM Australia guides her readers into a descriptive imagining of what an accessible world could look like. At CBM Australia we’re working towards a vision where every person with disability can reach their full potential, even if they live in some of the world’s poorest communities. We strive to do our...

Corey Sutton, Producer at 98five Sonshine FM, unpacks much more than his suitcase after a trip to the Philippines where he witnessed the impact of Miracles Day for people with disability living in poverty. Sometimes we take for granted the cards that life has dealt us here in Australia. We have excellent health care; the opportunity...

Scott Curtis from 1079 Life radio station Adelaide shares about travelling to the Philippines for the first time for Miracles Day, where the experience of making a Miracle happen became real and personal. I stood in awe, a microphone in one hand and my phone in the other trying to best capture this Miracle that was...

Liana Pantalone, CBM Communications Officer, shares what happens behind the scenes on Miracles Day both in the field and the CBM Offices. It’s true… Miracles Day is only weeks away, and yet it still feels like just yesterday when I travelled with the team to a remote part of the Philippines and witnessed a life changed...

CBM Australia welcomes the commitments made by the Australian Government at the first Global Disability Summit, held in London overnight. “The Global Disability Summit created a platform for people with disabilities to make their mark on the foreign policy stage,” said Raine Dixon, CBM Australia’s Director of Inclusive Development. “By making space for disabled people’s organisations (DPOs)...

A CBM Australia Program Officer, recently travelled to the Philippines. Here she shares Sweet Honey’s story. One morning, we visited Sweet Honey - a young girl who is nine years old and living with Cerebral Palsy. Her mother told us that eight months ago, before her daughter began a CBM-supported home rehabilitation program, she could not even...

The Inter Sector Coordination Group recently released an emergency preparedness and response report. For those who have followed the updates or perhaps even given to help the Rohingya people, below is a short summary on some of the key points from the report along with insight into  what CBM support has been working to achieve...

Stevie Wills, CBM Australia’s Community Education Officer shares what it feels like to be seen. Using personal experience, she teaches us where to look if we too would like true sight for those living with disability. A substitute teacher was taking our Year 9/10 IT class. I was sitting at a desk where there wasn’t a computer,...