21 years of reaching the world’s forgotten people
Since 1996, supporters from around the UK along with our dedicated doctors, outreach workers, disability experts and volunteers, have been transforming the lives of people with disabilities in the poorest places of the world.
To mark CBM UK’s 21st birthday, we are delighted to introduce 21 Stories, a new booklet with a foreword from Lord Blunkett, introducing our achievements and ambitions through the voices of some of those who have shaped our work.
You can read some of the stories below, or order your free copy now.
We hope these stories will inspire you to work with us to build a more inclusive world where every individual is able to achieve their full potential. Because together, we can do more.
Read some of the stories that feature in our 21st booklet here:
Lord Blunkett: creating opportunities for people with disabilities [21 Stories]
David Blunkett on creating opportunities for people with disabilities and encouraging other organisations to do the same.
Philip Ode: tackling mental illness in Nigeria [21 Stories]
Mental health conditions are a leading cause of disability, yet CBM is one of very few development organisations prioritising them. Philip Ode,the Project Coordinator at the Comprehensive Community…
Dr Babar Qureshi: taking on new challenges in eye care [21 Stories]
After working as an eye specialist in Nigeria and Pakistan, Dr Babar Qureshi joined CBM in 1997. He is now CBM’s International Director for Inclusive Eye Health. From bringing…
Bill McAllister: providing excellent care in Christ’s name [21 Stories]
Bill McAllister joined CBM International in 1994, working in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was asked to set up CBM UK in 1996, becoming its…
The Moore family: making a lasting difference [21 Stories]
The Moore family have given tirelessly to support CBM programmes. Jimmy Moore speaks about his father’s legacy.
Jan Flawn: transforming the lives of the world's forgotten people [21 Stories]
Jan Flawn, Chair of Trustees, CBM UK on bringing expertise to transform the lives of people with disabilities.
Kirsty Smith: inspiring people to be part of CBM's global mission [21 Stories]
Kirsty Smith, CEO of CBM UK on twenty-one years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities and CBM’s ongoing determination to challenge injustice.
Dr Leonard Banza: helping children with disabilities in Malawi [21 Stories]
Dr Leonard Banza on the impact of helping a child to walk in Malawi after others had refused to treat her. Reaching out against the odds of a…
Irene Ojiugo: improving the lives of women with disabilities affected by violence [21 Stories]
Irene Ojiugo is Executive Director of the CBM partner Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) in Nigeria. She speaks about a pioneering new CBM and DRAC programme that supports…
Gill Godber: raising awareness of disability [21 Stories]
Gill is one of CBM UK’s most long serving and active volunteers, working tirelessly and with passion to raise funds and awareness since 2006.
Anne Wafula-Strike: changing attitudes towards disability [21 Stories]
Anne Wafula-Strike, CBM Champion and Paralympic wheelchair racer on supporting people with disabilities to overcome the barriers they face and fulfil their potential.