From our humble beginnings as a home for blind and orphaned children in Turkey, we have grown and our journey continues to echo the history of our founder, Pastor Ernst Christoffel, working in the poorest communities irrespective of race, faith or gender.
such as that caused by Cataracts, River Blindness, and Trachoma.
by creating inclusive learning environments and supporting livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities, and empowering people with disabilities to be advocates for change within their own communities.
to transform lives of people with disabilities – advocate at all levels from local communities to governments to amplify the voices of people with disabilities.
Nahel is three years old and has bilateral cataracts. He has struggled with his vision since he was a baby, squinting and holding objects very close to his face in order to see them.Learn more
Hein’s suicide attempt was stopped by his family. With the help of CBM, he is now overcoming challenges and creating the best life he can for them.Learn more
at risk of disability benefit from our programs
given preventative medication for impairing diseases such as River Blindness and Trachoma
access sight-saving surgery
with disabilities access education
as well as skills to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in their communities.
that CBM gave to Australian Aid
19¢ enabled us to generate future income so we can reach more people with, or at risk of, disability who live in poverty.
9¢ provided essential administration to ensure we have capable staff, infrastructure, and systems to deliver our life-changing work.
72¢ supported life-changing access to education, healthcare, medical services, rehabilitation, skills, employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and advisory work.
International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) – 3 December – is a United Nations (UN) sanctioned day celebrated annually. This important day aims to raise awareness and promote action around the rights of people with disabilities and their full inclusion in society.
This year we’re focussing on building a #BetterWorldForAll