World Day of Prayer

I made you wonderful

Cook Islands
Christian Blind Mission  (CBM UK)

Christian Blind Mission (CBM UK)

We want to support girls in Zimbabwe to go to school. CBM is working with Plan International to help girls with disabilities, aged 10-19, who are not currently attending school, to access education, helping them to catch-up with what they’ve missed and then access mainstream schools. The programme aims to reach over 21,000 girls who have never attended school or have dropped-out – at least 6% of these have disabilities.

Our desire is to:

1. – Reduce poverty barriers by eliminating direct costs of schooling, thereby providing the option for girls to complete primary school and vocational training.

2. – Eliminate distance travelled to school through community-based learning-hubs – this will also address ‘school infrastructure barriers’ such as menstrual hygiene facilities (see November 2020 report from SAGEinKenya).

3. – Provide training and materials for community educators for inclusive and gender-responsive curriculums.

4. – Provide community-based free childcare for young mothers.

5. – Provide strategies to reduce stigma (assistive devices, hub modifications and community sensitisation programmes).