Category: Awareness Days

International Family Day: Strengthening the Family, Strengthening Society

  • Posted on May 15, 2018

Today, on May 15, the United Nations’ International Day of Families, Kupenda celebrates the importance of the family unit to support healthy children and strong societies. Ten-year-old Neema Baya has been deaf since birth.  Several years ago her parents accused one another of causing her disability and eventually decided to separate and leave her in…



Remembering John on World Malaria Day

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 25, 2018

Malaria causes disabilities like cerebral palsy on the coast of Kenya where Kupenda’s work is focused. Much progress has been made in reducing the number of people contracting this horrible infection, but children continue to be disabled and die from malaria every day. On World Malaria Day we mourn the loss of John Malanga who died this…



Celebrating Maudy’s Progress on World Autism Day!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 2, 2018

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 that we are encountering more…



Remembering Winnie on World TB Day

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 24, 2018

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 Day is “Wanted: Leaders for a…



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