Do the Stones Need to Talk for Us?

In the Middle East stones are representative of protest. Whenever protest happens, it is accompanied by stones – usually being thrown. There are certainly many of them around. After living in the Middle East, seeing stones used in this way, I came to appreciate a new meaning to the story in Luke concerning Palm Sunday: As he was now...

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Opportunity Links Canada with Malawi

At cbm Canada we believe all people have equal value. This means that when given opportunities for education and leadership and employment, people with disabilities have so much to offer their communities. One man, who believed this whole-heartedly, was our friend Paul Hutcheson. A devout Christian and long-time advocate for persons with disabilities, Paul faithfully served on the cbm...

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In Niger – How do you plan for drought?

March 09, 2012No commentsGeneral

How do you plan for a food crisis? How do you include people with disabilities in that planning? One answer might surprise you… you build a garden and dig a well! In Niger we have this wonderful example of how cbm worked with Oumou Moussa, a woman with a disability, to help her use her land for a well...

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The importance of maternal health.

March 08, 2012No commentsGeneral

Last year I was visiting our community based rehabilitation (CBR) program in Lusaka Zambia. On one day we saw six clients – each a child with their mother, each with cerebral palsy. I watched how these mothers were taught to care for their children. They helped their child through exercises that encouraged mobility. They worked to get them to...

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More on a potential crises

March 02, 2012No commentsGeneral

Jeoffrey York in yesterday’s Globe and Mail has an another warning about the drought in the Sahel region (West Africa). It’s an interesting read on how to heed early warning signals. More startling was the last part of the article on the risk to children in the next 15 years, due to lack of food.

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