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CBM’s mission in Kenya is to work with all parts of society to address avoidable disability, and to create an enabling environment in which all persons with disabilities have access to professional medical services, to quality education, to livelihood opportunities, are socially included and are empowered to drive change.
- Empowerment: disability specific initiatives enhancing the empowerment of persons with disabilities.
- Mainstreaming: initiatives which seek to ensure that general development activities are inclusive, that persons with disabilities have equal access to, and participation in development programmes.
In order to implement programmes that ensure the inclusion, participation and benefit of people with disabilities in their communities, CBM has developed solid, long term partnerships with a wide network of partners.
CBM is not an implementing organization and therefore develops collaborations with local organisations that are best placed to build long term community based services that are rooted in local ownership.
For the work in Kenya four main types of partnerships exist:
Implementing partners in Kenya are:
- PCEA Kikuyu Eye Unit; Kikuyu
- Association of the Physically Disabled of Kenya; Nairobi
- Sabatia Eye Hospital; Vihiga
- Tenwek Hospital Eye Unit; Bomet
- Lighthouse for Christ Eye Centre; Mombasa
- Kwale District Eye Centre; Kwale
- AIC Cure Children's Hospital; Kijabe
- S.P.A.R.K; Meru
- University of Nairobi, Department of Ophthalmology; Nairobi
- AIC Prevention of Blindness Programme; Kijabe
- AIC Child Care Centre; Kajiado
- PCEA Kikuyu Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre; Kikuyu
- Naro Moru Disabled Children’s Home; Naro Moru
- Nyabondo Centre for the Disabled; Sondu
- Kerugoya School for the Deaf; Kerugoya
- Kambui School for the Deaf; Ruiru
- St. Lucy's School for the Blind; Igoji
- St. Oda School for the Blind; Maseno
- St. Francis School for the Blind; Kapenguria
- Maseno School for the Deaf; Maseno
- Agricultural Training Centre for the Deaf/Blind (SIKRI); Oyugis
- TumuTumu School for the Deaf; Karatina
- Kuja Primary School for the Deaf; Rongo
In areas of our mandate, there is collaboration with the Ministry of Medical Services , Ministry of Public Health , Division of Ophthalmic Services, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development.
CBM is a consortium member of a three year/three district European Union funded Trachoma control programme. Consortium members include Ministry of Medical Services, AMREF, and SightSavers International.
CBM also partners with Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) within the World Council of Churches, to support a Biblical view of disability and a 'church for all'.
The organisation continues to interact with disability actors such as Handicap International, Leonard Cheshire, and Sense International on various matters.
A notable example of commercial/development collaboration has developed with Standard Chartered Bank-Kenya around prevention of blindness in the country.