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CBM, has been awarded a substantial grant from the Scottish Government for CBM-supported partner, the Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA).
FEDOMA is a collective of organisations representing disabilities in Malawi. CBM, together with their Scottish Link partners, ENABLE Scotland and The Mental Health Foundation, will ensure that with this vital funding, disability organisations in Malawi will be empowered to better advocate at local and national level for persons with disabilities and to ensure equitable access to health, education and livelihood services.
“Most people with disabilities do not have access to essential services in Malawi. This programme is expected to have a positive long-term impact on the quality of life for over 300,000 Malawians living with disability, by strengthening their ability to speak with one voice, and bring about positive change and inclusion" - Mike Davies OBE, Head of Programme Development, CBM UK.
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Scotland, says "we in Scotland are aware of our responsibilities to the wider world. That is why I have protected Scottish Government spending on international development, helping to make a real difference to some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people."
The project ‘Expanding Participation of Persons with Disability’ will allow Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) in Malawi to work more closely with the Malawian government to ensure a strengthened civil society and improved quality of life for people with disabilities.
Download the press release (PDF) - Download the full Press Release regarding this Scottish Government funding award.
STV - view STV's coverage of the funding award
FEDOMA - the Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) website
Mike Davies OBE - More about Mike Davies, OBE - Head of Programme Development, CBM UK
CBM projects in Africa - Information on CBM projects in Africa