Awareness Days

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…



Tim Tebow Proms for People of All Abilities!

by Rebecca Majeau

  • 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…



Young boy wearing a blue shirt looking at the camera

The Global Impact of Disability Pride Month

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on July 16, 2021

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…



Making Spaces of Hope

by Mikayla Martin

  • Posted on July 9, 2021

I have so much to be personally grateful for this July, which is Disability Pride Month. In December, I wrote a blog for Kupenda describing how my experience working for Kupenda and being mentored by Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer empowered me to more fully embrace my identity as a person with a disability. With what…



Happy World Teacher’s Day from Kupenda’s Disability Advocates and Educators!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 4, 2019

October 5 is the United Nation’s World Teacher’s Day! Today we want to celebrate all of the teachers on Kupenda’s team who help children with disabilities access education, medical care and loving inclusion in their communities! The Kupenda family also includes several Board members with teaching experience and hundreds of community leader disability advocates, who…



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