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Meet Mikayla: An Intern’s Thoughts on Kupenda & International Day of Persons with Disabilities

by Mikayla Martin

I first met Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, during one of my classes at Gordon College. It had taken until my sophomore year at college for a conversation about disability to be hosted and encouraged. After class, I approached Cindy and we later were able to meet and discuss our experiences with disability, and the stigma…



Happy World’s Children Day!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

On November 20th we celebrated World’s Children Day. This special day is dedicated to the anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of the Child.  As we recently passed Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for. This year we are especially grateful for the international community’s commitment…



Feedback from Our Families During Covid-19

by Kupenda

We’ve called more than 700 families since the pandemic started to screen them for Covid-19 and help them access food, nutrition, medical care, therapy, medicine and counseling for their children with disabilities. We hope this feedback from our families will encourage you as it has us during this challenging time.   “I am grateful for…



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