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CBM joins education stakeholders in launching the 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report in Kenya CBM joins education stakeholders in launching the 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report in Kenya

da2ef119b317bfaeCelebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2014 This year’s celebrations took place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) at the heart of Nairobi.

Honoring Dr. Moody Awori’s contribution to Inclusive Development CBM applauds Dr. Moody’s 50 years of service as the chairman of APDK.

Aiming to eliminate trachoma in Kenya by 2019 CBM joins the Ministry of Health and The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in launching a £9.2million (KES 1.3 Billion) programme aimed at eliminating trachoma in Kenya by 2019.

Deaf role models in Africa: Kenya chapter documentaryThe Deaf Role Models in Kenya documentary was launched at a colourful ceremony at the University of Nairobi.

Commemorating of the World Humanitarian Day in Kenya CBM joins other development agencies in celebrating humanitarian heroes at a colourful ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya

CBM marks The Day of the African Child 2014 CBM in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Kenya marks the 2014 Day of the African Child at Uhuru Park in Nairobi

CBM celebrates Global Action Week on Inclusive education The Global Action Week 2014 celebrations organized by CBM at the Kerugoya Boys’ High School saw students and teachers trained on inclusive education

Global Accessibility Awareness Day On 15 May 2014, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, CBM discusses the importance of accessible technologies

World Glaucoma Week 2014 To commemorate World Glaucoma Week 2014, CBM International gives us a brief analysis of the condition and what can be done to control it

Inspiring change – IWD 2014 International Women’s Day 2014 – CBM releases a series of guest articles about gender & disability

International Ear and Hearing day 2014 For International Ear and Hearing day 2014, the WHO highlights the importance of ear care to prevent avoidable hearing loss

Joe Morrissey passes away CBM mourns the passing of Joe Morrissey, a long time CBM co-worker who recently retired, but was still active in deaf education

Running for a reason – an Inclusive marathon CBM, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya and APDK partnership leads to a more inclusive marathon

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013 CBM celebrating Dec 3rd, where the global theme is ‘Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all’

Siaya County comprehensive rehabilitation unit launched CBM and Roechling Foundation launch a comprehensive rehabilitation unit within Siaya County hospital, western Kenya

Safaricom Foundation celebrates ten years CBM joined Safaricom Foundation and other partners to celebrates the foundations 10 years of improving the quality of lives of Kenyans

World Sight Day 2013  CBM joins our global partners in celebrating World Sight Day, and takes this opportunity to present its new ‘Disability-inclusive eye health’ manual

World Mental Health Day 2013  In 2013 World Mental Health Day (10 October) highlights mental health care in older adults – CBM recognises this day by focusing on our work in Nigeria

International Week of the Deaf 2013 In 2013 Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated from 23 to 28 September and has global theme ‘Equality for Deaf People’

State of the World’s Children 2013 report launch – Children With Disability CBM & UNICEF, alongside other stakeholders and partners launch the State of the World’s Children 2013 report – Children With Disability, the Kenyan report

A human rights-based approach to disability in development A downloadable study, published by GIZ and CBM, providing guidance on how to implement a disability-inclusive human rights-based approach in development cooperation

CBM commemorates the Day of the African Child CBM, in collaboration with the ‘Start a Library Foundation’, hosted seventy children in Kenya to celebrate the International Day of the African Child

CBM announces new President Dave McComiskey will take over from Allen Foster as President and CEO of CBM International on 29 June 2013

Report on impact of emergencies on persons with disabilities CBM, together with APDK and KRC, has launched the ‘Baseline Survey Report 2012’ which assesses the impact and gaps of disaster and emergency on persons with disability in northern Kenya

The first polycentric prosthetic knee made in Kenya CBM partner becomes the first organisation in Kenya to manufacture a polycentric prosthetic knee and gets an approval from the Kenya Bureau of Standard


Beyond the Horn of Africa food crisis Food distribution clusters formed by CBM during the 2011 Horn of Africa food crisis turn into successful Self Help Groups

CBM Kenya sponsors Malaika Tribute Awards CBM supported the inaugural Malaika Tribute Awards held in Nairobi to celebrate the achievements of people living with disabilities; two CBM partners won.

World Disability Day 2013 in Kenya CBM in Kenya and partners celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013

CBM in Kenya marks World Disability Day CBM in Kenya marked World Disability day by hosting a career fair for students with disabilities and for the first time in Turkana County, distributed assistive devices and held a workshop

Promoting disability inclusion in Nairobi marathon CBM sponsors the disability and inclusive race prize money at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2012

World Sight Day 2012 CBM in Kenya marks World Sight Day 2012 by joining other eye care partners to create awareness

Restoring Sight in Alale CBM through its partner is reaching marginalised communities in Western Kenya using outreach services where people are screened and treated

CBM assists mothers of children with disabilities CBM, through its partner SPARK, assists mothers with children with disabilities via post emergency community empowerment projects

CBM supports Henry Wanyoike Foundation CBM donates a nine seater minivan to the Henry Wanyoike Foundation to assist the ‘Hope for the Future Run’ race

CBM donates mobility devices in northern Kenya A tripartite agreement in mainstreaming disability has seen persons with disabilities assisted during the food crisis in Kenya

CBM and Standard Chartered Bank partnership Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon raises Kshs 17 million for paediatric eye operations in five CBM partner hospitals in Kenya

CBM partner trains orthopaedic surgeons A CBM partner has become the first organisation in Kenya to train orthopaedic surgeons

Food crisis – Too weak to go to school CBM’s Horn of Africa Emergency Programme Manager visits a family struggling to cope during the ongoing drought

Pipeline explosion in Kenya – CBM partner affected CBM assists people with disabilities affected in pipeline explosion

Kenya drought: CBM and partners distribute food In August, CBM and local partners started food distribution to vulnerable groups in central Kenya

Voices from the field – Horn of Africa food crisis Horn of Africa food crisis – latest from CBM’s Davide Naggi reporting from Kenya

Food crisis, CBM formalising partnership with KRC CBM is currently formalising a partnership with Kenya Red Cross to ensure help reach the most vulnerable

Supplementary feeding for school children Supplementary feeding has commenced – with CBM support – in selected schools for children with special needs in the food crisis affected areas

Horn of Africa food crisis CBM and partners support people with disabilities affected by drought in the Horn of Africa

Partnership leads to more inclusive marathon CBM works alongside SCB-K to build an inclusive marathon resulting in participation of over 100 PWDs in wheelchair/tricycle race

165 children integrated into regular schools SPARK, an integrated education model in Meru, Kenya, provides opportunities for children with visual impairments to learn in regular schools

CBM Kenya / Safaricom Foundation partnership CBM Kenya / Safaricom Foundation partnership to support rehabilitation of 65 children with cerebral palsy in 2010

Special Needs Education policy framework launched An SNE policy framework addressing the transition to inclusive education approach in line with Education for All by 2015 has been launched

Project proposal for orthopaedic services CBM submits cross regional concept note to European Commission for development of orthopaedic services

European Commission grant for livelihood programme The European Commission has awarded APDK a grant for a programme proposal focussing on livelihood aspects