2023

My Internship Journey at Kupenda: A Glimpse into the World of Public Health and Program Management

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on November 8, 2023

As a recent graduate with a major in Global Public Health and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia, I was eager to put my academic knowledge into practical use. This led me to a remarkable internship experience with Kupenda, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities in underserved communities. Little…



This Giving Tuesday, Invest in Children Who Become Leaders for Inclusion

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on November 8, 2023

Kupenda’s child sponsorship program offers children with disabilities a way to access an education, medical care, nutritional support, and counseling. However, many people may not know that, when these children become adults, they are also better equipped to build their future through further education, vocational programs, and income-generating activities. Simply put, child sponsorship is not…



“Disability Speaks to Me”: A Conversation with Emily Morrison

by Jessica Charles Abrams

  • Posted on October 25, 2023

Emily Morrison is not only a gifted writer, compassionate social worker, and avid disability rights activist, but she is also the daughter of the scientist who created Gatorade nearly 60 years ago – this has enabled her to support Kupenda for the past 14 years as a generous philanthropist and foundation board member. We recently…



Finding a Loving Place

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on October 15, 2023

After a delayed start to her education and a number of other challenges, Furaha will finally be doing what once seemed out of reach. With a combination of hard work, perseverance, and Kupenda’s support, Furaha will be starting high school this January! Uncertain Beginnings When she was a young girl, Furaha could only dream of…



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How Kupenda is Combating Double Discrimination by Contributing to International Day of the Girl

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on October 9, 2023

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing the rights and unique challenges faced by girls around the world. Young girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they…



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