June 2023

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World Autistic Pride Day: Hadija’s Story

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on June 16, 2023

Throughout Kupenda’s work, we often find that the greatest challenges people with disabilities encounter are not in their physical or mental conditions but in the perceptions of those around them. This is frequently the case for people with autism spectrum disorder. That is why, on June 18th, we celebrate World Autistic Pride Day. According to…

Brian in school

Baby Steps: Brian’s Story

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on June 9, 2023

Most often when we think of a child’s success, we imagine college graduation, being named to the all-star team, or getting a role in the school musical. When a child has a disability, success is often defined by accomplishing something that a child without disability is able to do. However, sometimes a child’s success may…

Leonard Mbonani

National Cancer Survivors Day: Positive Updates From Leonard Mbonani

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on June 9, 2023

June 6th marks National Cancer Survivors Day, a day which creates space for celebrating those who have survived cancer and inspiring those who continue in their fight with the disease. This day leads us to reflect on the cancer journey of Leonard Mbonani, Kupenda’s co-founder and Kenya director. In 2016, Leonard was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s…

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