The Global Impact of Disability Pride Month

by Rebecca Majeau

Around the world, and especially in low-income countries like Kenya, most children with disabilities face daily stigma and discrimination. Their communities and their own families often believe their disabilities are a result of demons, witchcraft, or punishments from God. This is true for many of the children Kupenda supports, including Furaha Sulubu, a 14-year-old boy…

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 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…

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