CBM first became involved in Zimbabwe in 1974. The main partner in Zimbabwe today is the Jairos Jiri Association, though which contributions are made toward the education of blind, deaf and physically disabled children.
It must be remembered that at the time all of CBM’s work in Africa was coordinated from the Continental office in Nairobi. CBM in 1978 had only 46 projects in 11 countries in the whole of Africa. The entire budget for Africa was three million DM. The next partnership was with the Jairos Jiri association in 1982 when we started to support the School for Blind Children in Kadoma.
In 1983 followed our partnership with the Lutheran Church of Zimbabwe, mainly supporting their resource centres for blind children.
CBM’s main partner in Zimbabwe today is the Jairos Jiri Association though which contributions are made toward the education of blind, deaf and physically disabled children. Also supported are their vocational training and CBR activities.
Eye medical work is supported through the Council for the Blind and the Reformed Church of Zimbabwe.