Category: Awareness Days

Celebrating Delphina on International Women’s Day

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 8, 2018

On International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8, we stand with our partners around the world in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women like Delphina Dama, whose beautiful artwork has enabled her to provide for her family and encourage others living with disabilities. ___ Delphina Dama, 54, works hard making baskets and shoes to…



Celebrating World Day of Social Justice: Zainabu’s Story

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on February 20, 2018

Zainabu’s story demonstrates how Kupenda is activating government officials, local leaders, and parents to come together and improve the lives of children with disabilities in their communities. Six-year-old Zainabu does not walk or talk because of her cerebral palsy. Although her family longs to help her, their small farm plot generates less than a dollar…



World Orphan Day: Celebrating Kupenda’s Prevention Approach

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 17, 2017

This week the world is celebrating International Orphans Day. At Kupenda, we join our colleagues in commemorating this special day by raising support for vulnerable young people but also by highlighting the need to prevent orphanhood in the first place. More than 70% of children with disabilities in our programs and millions more around the…



Celebrating Special Olympics Coach & Special Education Teacher, Oripa Kwezuma, on World Teacher’s Day

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 5, 2017

Oripa Kwezuma is a 43-year-old Kenyan special education teacher and Special Olympics coach who works at Sir Ali Special School. For more than a decade, Kupenda has supported Ms. Kwezuma through job placement, salary support, special education trainings and individual counseling.  On World Teacher’s Day (October 5), we’d like to share an interview we conducted…



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