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     © CBM     Sajub (on the right), is a 32 year old Indian man born with hearing loss. As a result of his disability, he was never enrolled in a school. Sajub took up several odd jobs including working in a stone quarry for two years. A year ago, CBM partner ADWR supported Sajub with 20,000 rupees to start his own cycle repair shop.
Feb 26, 2015

International Ear & Hearing Care Day 2015

"Make listening safe" is the theme we are celebrating on 3 March - the International Ear and Hearing Care Day. Have you ever been exposed to exessive noise? Are you aware that it can induce hearing loss and ear diseases?…
Sign language – the key to education!
Feb 14, 2014

Sign language – the key to education!

What is it like to be deaf? Imagine being a child living in one of the world’s poorest countries and being excluded from communication and social interaction due to deafness. Visualize how your everyday life would look like and how…
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Nov 28, 2014

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This week cbm celebrates! On 3rd December 2014 it’s the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – a day that this year promotes “Sustainable Development: the Promise of Technology”. What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities? The International Day…
Eye Camps are changing lives in India
Feb 5, 2014

Eye Camps are changing lives in India

In today’s world, 90 percent of the 285 million people with visual impairment live in developing countries. Thereof 39 million are blind, and 246 million people have low vision. * WHO: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/index.html Visual impairment was the foundation of cbm's work…
"Members of the cooperative are like a family. We don't want Haiyan to torn the family apart." Group of members. Jemalyn & Myline have asked the men to stay with them to keep them safer. Men from left to right are: Christian, Elmar and Edgar Philippines after typhoon Haiyan, November 2013.
Dec 2, 2013

cbm “breaks barriers and opens doors” by reaching a group of women isolated by the typhoon

Group of women with disability: “If we stay here, we die of hunger. If we leave, we lose everything we lived for.” On the mountain side of Tacloban slightly elevated above the city, the cbm Rapid Assessment Team found a…
CBM Rapid Needs Assessment has spent 3 days supporting persons with disabilities in Tacloban City, one of the most affected areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
Dec 3, 2013

Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013

 “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”! ...is this year’s theme of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December. Today over one billion people live with some form of disability, 80% in…