Stories

Many young children have big dreams about what they want to be when they grow up, like becoming a footballer, a firefighter or a doctor.For five-year old Sudip, who lives with his parents and four siblings in a remote village about 600km east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, his big dream was to be a police...

Over the past decade, we have seen natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies increase in number, scale and duration, having considerable impact on the world’s most vulnerable people. CBM Australia plays a vital role in ensuring humanitarian action and disaster response includes people with disabilities – in our immediate region and globally.Common experience reveals that people...

Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Advisor for Mental Health, answers questions about mental health, and how CBM is helping those most in need.What is mental health?When we talk about mental health, we often immediately think about mental illness, whereas in fact mental health is actually a good thing! Being mentally healthy is what allows us...

Bethany Wake was a remarkable 15-year-old Australian girl who loved God and people with a passion. Bethany was devoted to helping the poor and disadvantaged.  She had a particular heart for women suffering from obstetric fistula and she dreamed of becoming a midwife one day. In her life she began fundraising and awareness (the Blue Box) –...

Preventing the transmission of COVID-19 remains for now one of the best methods of combating the virus. CBM has been involved in curbing the spread of COVID-19 through the distribution of prevention kits to the communities we work with in Cameroon, in West Africa. These prevention kits include sanitation products like soaps, buckets and face...

Community Education Officer Stevie Wills’ hopes for inclusive communities as we begin to emerge from lockdown. In Australia, we haven’t seen a crisis like COVID-19 in our lifetime. In late March it dawned on me that I couldn’t ask my parents (or anyone else) how they had managed similar circumstances in the past. We have collectively...