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World Autistic Pride Day: Hadija’s Story

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on June 16, 2023

Throughout Kupenda’s work, we often find that the greatest challenges people with disabilities encounter are not in their physical or mental conditions but in the perceptions of those around them. This is frequently the case for people with autism spectrum disorder. That is why, on June 18th, we celebrate World Autistic Pride Day. According to…

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National Cancer Survivors Day: Positive Updates From Leonard Mbonani

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on June 9, 2023

June 6th marks National Cancer Survivors Day, a day which creates space for celebrating those who have survived cancer and inspiring those who continue in their fight with the disease. This day leads us to reflect on the cancer journey of Leonard Mbonani, Kupenda’s co-founder and Kenya director. In 2016, Leonard was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s…

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World Hearing Day: Learn How Kupenda Empowers Children Like Rose

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on March 2, 2023

Part of Kupenda’s mission is to provide services for thousands of children that experience stigma surrounding disability, including those with hearing loss and deafness. March 3rd marks the World Health Organization’s “World Hearing Day,” a time to raise awareness for the prevention of hearing loss and deafness and promote ear and hearing care. Today over…

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World Food Day: Mitigating Food Insecurity Through Disability Advocacy

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on October 19, 2022

In 2022, international conflict, COVID-19, climate disasters, and rising costs have created unprecedented food insecurity. Each day, 828 million global citizens go hungry, and children with disabilities are at increased risk of malnutrition. Whether it’s due to stigma about disability that causes caregivers to refuse children food or medical costs that prevent parents from being…

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Tim Tebow Proms for People of All Abilities!

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 8, 2022

Tonight, 500 churches across the globe will host virtual Night to Shine events that will be attended by more than 90,000 people living with disabilities! As we saw when we hosted this event in Kenya, Night to Shine evenings are powerful ways to celebrate the lives of the children while also educating families and communities…

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