Stories

"The doctor cleaned my eye. Now everything looks neat and clean." - Navraj Growing up without family support, 13-year-old Navraj is an orphan with Down Syndrome. So you can imagine the heartbreak when, after facing so many obstacles in life already, the young boy found his eyesight failing as well. It was his teacher who...

“Sign Language Rights for All highlights that full enjoyment of linguistic rights is vital in facilitating the full inclusion of the Deaf Community within society.” Mr Colin Allen AM, outgoing President of the World Federation of the Deaf. The highly respected Mr Colin Allen AM invited people to participate in the World Congress of the World...

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) –...

Here at CBM, we are devoted to transforming the lives of the world’s most overlooked, and marginalised people – just as Jesus did. As an international Christian development organisation, CBM has been following Jesus’ example of inclusion, hope and justice in our work for over 110 years. Our strong Christian heritage and shared goals is why CBM Australia is proud to...

Fourteen years ago I was in Aceh as part of the humanitarian emergency response for the devastating 2004 tsunami. Last week I returned with CBM Chair Board, Mick Turnbull. We travelled across Aceh and East Java, Indonesia, to witness the life-changing work CBM supports for people living with disabilities. It’s been a very powerful and emotional journey seeing the difference CBM and...

Megaphone advertising, pamphlets and a poster campaign attracted more than 200 people to an inclusive eye health camp in a small village in eastern Nepal, near the border of India. Despite blistering heat, mums and dads with babies and school aged children, along with grandparents and hundreds of other people travelled long, and dusty, distances to see one...

As part of spotlight on Quality Principle 2 of ACFID’s Code of Conduct, International Programs Director at CBM Australia, Edwina Faithfull-Farmer, talks with ACFID about participation, empowerment and local ownership, highlighting her experiences from health programs in Indonesia. Quality Principle 2 focuses on the creation of development and humanitarian responses which enable sustainable change through the empowerment...