Author: Kupenda

The Real-World Impact of Software Development

by Kupenda

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

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…



Jon Andrews Runs 4 Kupenda

by Kupenda

I started my journey with Kupenda and a relationship with Safari Andau Mkare, a young boy [in Kupenda’s sponsorship program], over two decades ago. At the time, an $90 annual donation could completely cover school fees for [children like Safari for] an entire year. Over the years, the school has grown from 15 students in…



Celebrating our Partnership with Thrivent!

by Kupenda

Kupenda is proud to be a Thrivent Choice®-enrolled organization! Through Thrivent’s programs, we are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects. We have seen firsthand how much of an impact Thrivent’s clients can make on our organization. To date we have received hundreds of dollars from generous…



300 New Kenyan Children with Disabilities in Need of Support

by Kupenda

Over the past year, through our Covid-19 Response Program, Kupenda’s field staff and local leader child advocates have identified over 300 new children with disabilities in Kilifi, Kenya. More than 65% of these children were in need of care for illness, malnutrition, abuse, or neglect, which we’ve provided through remote counseling and service referrals (using…



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