Month: July 2021

Autumn Internship Opportunities with Kupenda!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 28, 2021

This fall you can join the Kupenda team as an intern and make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities in Kenya! Many of our interns from Gordon College, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Virginia have even earned college credit for their work with us. We are looking for…



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The Global Impact of Disability Pride Month

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on July 16, 2021

Around the world, and especially in low-income countries like Kenya, most children with disabilities face daily stigma and discrimination. Their communities and their own families often believe their disabilities are a result of demons, witchcraft, or punishments from God. This is true for many of the children Kupenda supports, including Furaha Sulubu, a 14-year-old boy…



Making Spaces of Hope

by Mikayla Martin

  • Posted on July 9, 2021

I have so much to be personally grateful for this July, which is Disability Pride Month. In December, I wrote a blog for Kupenda describing how my experience working for Kupenda and being mentored by Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer empowered me to more fully embrace my identity as a person with a disability. With what…



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The Real-World Impact of Software Development

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 8, 2021

My name is Vicky Zheng, and I’m planning to double major in Computer Science and Engineering (6-3) and Management (15-1). My experience with programming started with the drag-and-drop challenges on Code.org in middle school, and throughout high school, I’ve been taking CS classes, exploring cybersecurity, and creating projects at hackathons. As a freshman, I’m currently…



14 People with Disabilities Share about their Experiences Accessing Health Care

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 7, 2021

Two short films on access to healthcare for people with disabilities were recently produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a few members of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) – namely Sightsavers, Humanity and Inclusion, The Liliane Foundation and The Leprosy Mission. The first film focuses on barriers to healthcare for people with…



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