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‘Talking Hands’: sign language and inclusion

Sign language is a visual, gestural, and body language-based medium of communication that helps people with hearing impairments interact with both speaking and non-speaking people. CBM India Trust…

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Inspired to inspire!

CBM India Trust launched its pilot project, Prathiskandhan Samuday or Resilient Community, as part of its Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) initiative in the Tehri Gharwal of Uttarakhand.…

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Small steps that lead to greater independence

CBM India Trust works with Swami Vivekanand Punervas Samsthan on livelihood projects in the Sikar district of Rajasthan. The project executes a baseline survey to identify persons with…

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Samaira receives therapy through the Digital Education Initiative

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. 1.5 million schools were closed to stop the spread of the virus. Closing schools and educational organisations…

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“I can run the store now!”

Manasi, nine years old, found reading what was written on the school blackboard difficult. Despite her progressively deteriorating vision, she continued to keep up with her daily activities.…

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An Open Window of Hope

Everyone has a series of ups and downs. From childhood, I had the opportunity to learn everything I wanted. I received training in various areas to support my…

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Chirag gears up to fulfil his passion

Chirag’s spina bifida was detected during the pregnancy, and the doctors educated the expecting parents about his condition and the treatments that were to follow. The surgery took…

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Swara’s journey through the Clubfoot Rehabilitation Programme

Swara was born with a congenital anomaly called clubfoot, a condition in which one or both of a newborn’s feet are turned inward or upward. This condition occurs…

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Living his life out loud: Harsha’s story

Every year, over 27,000 children in India are born with hearing loss. Worldwide, hearing loss is the second most common impairment and one of the most severe forms…

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RCI – CBID Training Program

Admissions are now open for the 2nd batch of the RCI-CBID certification programme. Interested candidates may apply here: RCI-CBID-Application – CBM ( The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)…

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A seminar on building community resilience

CBM India Trust conducted a one-day orientation seminar on “Village Disaster Management and Safeguarding Strategy Formulation” in New Tehri, Uttarakhand. Tehri is home to around 6.18 Lakh people…

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Stitching clothes and lives in rural Bengaluru – an example for entrepreneurs

According to the National Center for Disability Statistics, women with disabilities are less likely than men with disabilities to complete high school, college, or graduate school. They face…

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How awareness of a simple remedy can minimise the rate of clubfoot among our children

Fifty thousand children are born with clubfoot in India, but only eight thousand receive treatment yearly. While it is a congenital leg deformity, clubfoot can be corrected with…

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Teaching Basic Computer Skills to Change Lives

Youth education and employment are top policy priorities in India. However, this country’s unemployment rate among underprivileged youths (15-34 years) was roughly 25% in 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic…

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A New Model in Eye Care: Integrating Eye Care into Primary Health Centres

CBM’s eye care programmes are comprehensive. They are aimed at eye health in terms of promotion, prevention, curative interventions, and rehabilitation at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels…

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Accessibility for All is Freedom for All

Today, over 27 million people in India live with some form of disability. Even with the advances that have been made in recent years, persons with disabilities cannot…

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Restoring Sight in Rural Tamil Nadu

Visual impairment is a serious health challenge that is acute in India. In majority of the cases, the primary reasons for blindness are refractive error and cataract that…

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Project Shakthi lends Gopi Strength in the Aftermath of Floods

Kerala, home to serene backwaters, was rattled by torrential rains, which caused heavy flash floods in August 2018. The state had not seen floods of this magnitude in…

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Janaki – A Testament to Resilience

Janaki, a 46-year-old woman who has post-polio residual palsy, smiles despite being severely affected by cyclone Fani. The deadly cyclone Fani tore through 14 districts in Odisha on…

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Survival after Cyclone Amphan – The Story of an Elderly Couple

“We knew the cyclone would hit, like it does every year, like last year’s Bulbul, but no one thought it would get this bad.” – A resident in…

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