Author: Kupenda

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“She helps with her spirit, even before her hands”: Thanks to Hawa, our Occupational Therapist

by Kupenda

  • Posted on May 3, 2022

Four years ago a generous philanthropist named Maurizio Beghelli noticed that many of the children in our programs were in need of occupational therapy. Although some children were receiving these services at Gede Special School (GSS), there were many children waiting for care. Their parents and caregivers were also eager to be trained on how…



2 Athletes Will “Climb” Mt. Everest to Raise Support for Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2022

Next Wednesday Kupenda’s long-time friends and supporters Patrick Blair and Adam Driscoll will be “Everesting” once again to raise support for children with disabilities in Kenya! The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the…



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He Made Me Believe I Was Also a Person

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 21, 2022

  George is one of Kupenda’s program graduate who regularly co-facilitates Kupenda Disability Trainings. During these sessions he also gives his testimony to help our pastor, traditional healer, parent and government leader trainees understand the importance of supporting early intervention and loving inclusion for children with disabilities in their communities. We hope you’ll enjoy reading his testimony here. I was…



The most personal way to help a child

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 19, 2022

The most personal way to help a child access the care they need. When you sponsor a child with a disability, you not only support their physical needs, but also help them understand their value and potential. This is critical everywhere but especially in Kenya where most children with disabilities grow up believing they are cursed, useless and unworthy…



Christmas Wishes from our Directors and Children!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 27, 2021

  Check out this 2-minute video update and Christmas wishes from our U.S. Director, Cynthia Bauer, our Kenyan Director, Leonard Mbonani, and our children in Kenya! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work? You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. And please also sign up for our monthly newsletter and updates here.  If you’re interested…



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