Month: August 2021

Disability Activist and Educator, Dr. Wilson, Reflects on her Visit to Kenya

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on August 26, 2021

Dr. Keita Rone Wilson is the kind of person you want to talk with for hours. Although this interview was only 30 minutes long, it depicts many of her important perspectives on effective disability advocacy interventions and the work she saw when visiting our Kenyan field team in 2019. Dr. Wilson is a university professor,…



Why I Loved My Kupenda Internship!

by Claudia Sahaj

  • Posted on August 25, 2021

With the onset of the pandemic, I entered the summer before my junior year at Gordon College with many lockdown restrictions still in place. For me, this meant a cancelled volunteer trip to Nepal, a postponed study abroad semester, and very limited opportunities for summer jobs and internships. With my deep desire to pursue a…



We’re Recruiting a Part-time Software Engineer Intern or Volunteer!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on August 18, 2021

Kupenda for the Children seeks an energetic, results-driven, independent, self-starting intern to support our work of improving the lives of children with disabilities in low income countries. The Position Kupenda is looking for a Software Engineer Intern or Volunteer to join our U.S. team for 5 – 20 hours per week. This position is 100%…



Musha’s Story: Empowered by Education and Family Advocacy

by Claudia Sahaj

  • Posted on August 6, 2021

Kupenda first became involved with Musha Baya Katana when he was 15 years old. As a first step in supporting him, our Kenyan field staff counseled his parents to help them understand that Musha had a right to receive an education and the ability to learn and succeed, even though his is disabled. Although they…



Program Assistant Job Opening!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on August 5, 2021

We are seeking an energetic, results-driven, independent, self-starting, U.S.-based Program Assistant to support our work of improving the lives of children with disabilities in low-income countries. POSITION OVERVIEW The U.S.-based program assistant provides administrative and logistical support to the organization’s directors and other team members. RESPONSIBILITIES Tracking, supporting and reviewing reporting both in the field…



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