Celebrating Maudy’s Progress on World Autism Day!

Celebrating Maudy’s Progress on World Autism Day!

On World Autism Awareness Day we celebrate the amazing Kupenda kids on the autistic spectrum. Because people in countries with high poverty levels are only just starting to learn about the unique abilities and challenges connected to autism, there is no reliable data on the number of people affected world-wide. However, we know

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Remembering Winnie on World TB Day

Today, tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for the death of more young people than any other communicable disease. It is estimated that 2 children die of TB every minute. It is also estimated that among every 100,00 people living in Sub-Saharan Africa, 350 have TB. The theme of this year’s World TB

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Celebrating Delphina on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8, we stand with our partners around the world in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women like Delphina Dama, whose beautiful artwork has enabled her to provide for her family and encourage others living with disabilities. ___ Delphina Dama, 54, works hard

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Happy Birthday, Cynthia: A Few Words from Our Sponsors

  Today, while Kupenda’s founder and Executive Director, Cynthia Bauer, celebrated her birthday, the Kupenda community celebrated her life and thousands of other lives she’s saved through her work.  “Cindy is hands down one of the best leaders I have ever met – strategic, visionary, practical, empowering, persevering, passionate, humble,

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Kupenda Loves these Moms!

Yesterday Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, presented about the organization’s disability advocacy work to 45 women at two Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) groups. At the end of the second presentation, the groups’ leader, Jana Hemmerly-Brown, reflected on the day saying: “This is so amazing… I was just sitting here remembering that the

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Celebrating World Day of Social Justice: Zainabu’s Story

By, Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda’s Founder and Executive Director Zainabu’s story demonstrates how Kupenda is activating government officials, local leaders, and parents to come together and improve the lives of children with disabilities in their communities. Six-year-old Zainabu does not walk or talk because of her cerebral palsy. Although her family

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Thanks to You, Our Valentines

By, Jessica Charles, Kupenda’s Development Director I was at a party recently where the host complained that the neighborhood parents were buying their children “game boys from Cupid for Valentines Day.” My face must have shown an appropriate level of surprise because then she added “I know! My children only

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