An A-Typical Thanksgiving

Guest Blogger – Brian Hatchell, cbm Canada This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada. I must admit I don’t typically give a lot of thought to ‘giving thanks’ over this holiday. Consider me odd, or just self-absorbed, honestly, neither would be wrong. My focus over most holidays is always on being in the presence of my family, indulging...

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I Want a Hug

A cbm Canada program officer recently returned from Tanzania.  She reported that a recent addition to therapy for non-verbal children was a ‘communications board’.   Along with the care-giver, community worker who knows the child, a communications “need list” is designed.  These include a picture of food, toilet, and other every day needs.  Each board is designed, however, with...

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Standing Up for Stunted Souls

Caroline Abbotts, cbm Canada Fundraising Field Coordinator Guest Blogger Last month, I had the pleasure and honour to visit Comprehensive Community-based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT), a partner of cbm Canada. A specific experience made a huge impact on me. While visiting the pediatric orthopaedic ward, I sat with a mom and her two children – both who have clubfeet....

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4 Concerns with New Global Goals

The Friday before last, (September 25), the United Nations passed the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs). These global targets are meant to drive the development agenda for the next decade. They replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by world leaders at a UN summit in September 2000. Contrary to the MDGs, the new goals (SDGs) explicitly mention disability 11...

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Nepal’s First Responders

At cbm, last week (and I suspect this week and next) will be dominated by the earthquake in Nepal and our emergency response. In emergencies-man made or natural-we need to remember in prayer the people directly affected. The people most obviously affected are those in Nepal who have lost family members, homes-who’ve had their lives shattered. After these most...

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