Stories

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...

Article & video blog by CBM Australia's CEO, Jane Edge. In the next five days CBM Board Chair Mick Turnbull and I will be travelling across Indonesia to witness first-hand the life-changing work that has transformed the lives of thousands of people living with disabilities, their families and their communities. Indonesia is a nation of contrasts. Although economic growth is high,...

This month is all about Miracles! Of giving a precious Miracle gift to restore sight for children and adults. Beautiful Nhung from Vietnam received that precious Miracle last year. Her cataract was removed and Nhung was fitted with the right prescription glasses so she could clearly see. Today, Nhung has an even greater gift – to dream of a bright...

I never realised how blind I was… Two years into hosting breakfast radio on 98five FM I was broadcasting from our studios in Como, Perth Western Australia, asking our family of listeners to support CBM by giving $33 towards a simple cataract operation.  It was 2013 and my first Miracles Day.  I knew what cataracts were, as my grandmother had hers removed...

Author: David Lewis OAM, CBM Focal Point for 'Inclusion in Eye Health' and 'Environmental Sustainability' The ‘Vision 2020: The Right to Sight’ global initiative was launched in 1999 to promote and develop global momentum to reduce avoidable blindness. The governments of 195 countries have signed the Vision 2020 declaration showing their support for its objectives. CBM’s Inclusive...

Emotional. Humbling. Magical. Inspirational. Breathtaking.  I’m a radio host, so every day my microphone is switched on and I spend hours and hours discussing just about every topic under the sun… but my visits to Vietnam, the Philippines and Nepal with CBM have left me nothing short of speechless. To put it simply, I’ve seen a miracle. And I’ve been...

Author: Stuart Harris, General manager ACCTV Story-telling is an ancient practice. It’s how we transfer information to one another, and humans have told stories since time began. I recently had the opportunity to travel to the remote south-eastern corner of Nepal, far off the beaten Himalayan tourist track, to a small village where 11-year old Yangsang lives with his family.   I...