Liyema (4) is a little boy, with cerebral palsy (CP), who lives in Dlovu Village in the Eastern Cape with his mom and grandmother.
Noluthando was working in Cape Town when she had a stroke, and had to return to the Eastern Cape because she was unable to continue working.
Kwakhanya Hlozwa was just two years old in late 2014 when Community Disability Worker (CDW), Vuyiswa Mgudlwa started seeing him.
Sange Mapeyi is a four year old little boy with Cerebral Palsy, living in the rural village of Mngazi, with his grandmother.
Anathi, RAP’s Livelihoods Coordinator, has shared the details of his first success story!
Ndikhokele Ngeleni was born with Spina Bifida and walks with crutches.
It is frustrating to watch a person with a disability and not know how to help – and it was this frustration that brought Vuyiswa to RAP.
Being aware of the suffering of people with disabilities in rural communities has made Buzeka Nkanunu an empathetic and caring CDW.
Tabisa joined the Rural Ability Programme because a member of her family has a disability.and she want to make a difference.
King Nxakumfana (76), hearing loss was affecting his ability to communicate with his family and friends and making him feel isolated.
Zintle life has changed in the two years she has been part of the Rural Ability Programme (RAP).She can do many things on her own now.
In this area access to services remain a challenge for people with disabilities. This is why we are bringing services into people's homes.
We’d like you to meet a little girl called Melokuhle Parafin.and the difference the Rural Ability Programme (RAP) is making in her life.
Vuyiswa is a CDW from the Ngcwanguba area and she first met Nosipho, who has an intellectual disability (ID), in April 2014.
Amahle is a 16 month old little girl with Cerebral Palsy who lives far from health services. She has only been to rehabilitation twice.
Nosiphiwe Magadule is a Community Disability Worker (CDW) with the Rural Ability Programme (RAP) in the Eastern Cape.
Nosakhiwo became a CDW because she understands first-hand the challenges of living with and caring for someone with a disability.
28 year old Nkosomzi Mbengenya has an intellectual disability and was totally dependant on his family for even the simplest of tasks.
Ayabonga is eight and has cerebral palsy. When her CDW met her she was sitting in a bucket as that was the only way she could sit up.
Catherine van Staden had always been a sporty person but her diagnosis of spastic paralysis gave her reason to give up on her dreams.
Masixole Namate is a Community Disability Worker (CDW) in the Zithulele area in the Eastern Cape and joined RAP in January 2015
Chairman of the CBM SA board, Dr William Rowland has received a lifetime achievement award at a national disability summit.
Shannon Morgan joined the Rural Ability Programme as Programme Co-ordinator in February 2014.
CBMSA board member, Alex Msitshana, attended World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 July - 1 Aug 2015
Nozuzile has been part of RAP for 11 months - in that time, she has gone from being bedridden to being able to walk short distances unaided.
CBM planning disability-inclusive response with local partners
Mncameni contracted TB in his spine more than ten years ago and has been unable to walk since then.
There were great excitement for the Rural Ability Team to attend the annual Rolling Hills Wheelchair Race
Dr William Rowland new chairman of CBM South Africa, President of CBM International attends Board meeting in 11/2014
In October 2013 Catherine took part in her first swimming gala. At the age of 33 you would think she'd been there before, well no!
We are delighted to announce that Shannon Morgan has joined the Rural Ability Programme as Programme Co-ordinator.
For International Ear and Hearing day 2014, the WHO highlights the importance of ear care to prevent avoidable hearing loss
Promise lives in Goma, and has Cerebral Palsy, she probably has no future hope in the world. I have to believe differently though
Ntombothando was struggling to move around because of her broken crutches.
Andisiwe Mnunu is a 17 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy.
CBM South Africa board has elected Dr. William Rowland as its new Chairman at its board meeting in 11/2014 in Cape Town.
Identifying people with disabilities and referring to services
This delightful puppet was used to create awareness of the right for children with disabilities.
Mihlali Danile who has Cerebral Palsy receives daily therapy from the therapist Fiona Semple his sister and caregiver
Nine applicants participated in an introduction to CBR training of which five have been appointed as Community Disability Workers
Relationship-building with community leaders is crucial to the success of the Rural Ability Programme.
A focus group for people with disabilities in rural South Africa