February 2021

Three separate photos linked together of young Kenyan boys wearing matching maroon shirts

Panel Discussion with the 3 Kenyan Teens from our Documentary

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

Earlier this month, Gordon College’s The La Vida Center for Outdoor Education hosted a screening of our documentary, followed by a panel discussion with the 3 Kenyan youth who hiked Kilimanjaro in the film! Our executive director, Kenyan director, filmmaker and hiking guide were also on the panel. Check out the discussion here: Want to keep updated on…



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What Does It Mean to Practice Love?

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

“To be able to be loved is what we as humans all need to have. That is why we are called Kupenda, because Kupenda means ‘love‘ in Swahili and so many people around the world that have disabilities aren’t getting to experience that. We want to be sure that they get to be part of…



Two long rows of Kenyan boys. Three young boys in wheelchair are most prominent in the photo.

Double the Impact of Your Gifts for Just a Few More Weeks!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 22, 2021

We only have a few weeks left in our matching campaign and we’re 82% towards our $100,000 goal! Every dollar counts double through April 1! There are so many ways to give! You can: ·      Make an individual gift ·      Sponsor a child for just $30 / month ·      Give with a match from your employer (check out a list here) ·      Give a gift in someone’s honor…



A woman playing guitar for a group of interested young boys

New Podcast with Kupenda’s Founder

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 18, 2021

Check out a new podcast where our founder, Cynthia Bauer, talks with Jay Foss at Raising Your Inner Voices about how the Kupenda documentary reframes stigmas associated with children with disabilities. The film’s inspiring story focuses on 3 children with disabilities who climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Listen on Apple Podcast here, Google Podcast here or Spotify…



A group of Kenyan adults sitting inside a tent, holding pens and paper

1-Minute Video On How an External Evaluation Shows the Impact of Kupenda’s Disability Trainings for Traditional Healers

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 3, 2021

In January of 2020, Dr. Kathryn Quissell from the University of Virginia’s Department of Public Health Sciences visited Kupenda’s field office in Kenya to set up her research study on the effectiveness of our Disability Advocacy Training Program for Traditional Healers. During this visit she trained 7 interns and 5 staff members on research study…



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