Month: July 2018

Celebrating our Community Leaders, Parents and Donors on International Day of Friendship

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on July 30, 2018

Today is recognized as the United Nation’s International Day of Friendship, and as I travel back from Kenya, I think of the unique relationships formed between people of diverse backgrounds in this work. This is exemplified in the parent support group meeting we held a couple days ago. The parent leaders of 13 different disability…



Community Leaders as Advocates and Design Partners in Disability Inclusion

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 11, 2018

Twenty years ago an American graduate student traveled to Kenya to study wildlife biology but returned home with much more than her field notes. Over the next few years, Cynthia Bauer’s exposure to disability injustices in Kenya and her own experiences living with a disability would propel her to found Kupenda for the Children alongside…



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