Category: Awareness Days

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day and my new friend Elisha!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 21, 2017

I met 11-year-old Elisha and his dad at a Kupenda-led parent gathering in January.  From the moment, I met him, it was obvious how loved he was by his family and community.  Soon after I understood why. In addition to having such a joyful spirit, he was funny, friendly, and talented.  He’s one of those…



Tiny Dancer in the Sand

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on March 7, 2017

“Cindy is a Kenyan now!” Leonard echoed the sentiment of most people in the Disability Awareness Day crowd and laughed with the women dancing and shaking around her. It was our second to last day in the field and the culmination of 3 long weeks of work. The government officials, women’s groups, parents, children, and…



#WorldAIDSDay

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 1, 2016

According to Human Rights Watch “The HIV infection rate among people with disabilities is up to three times as high as people without disabilities”. On #WorldAIDSDay I think of our friend, who died a few years ago, due to AIDs related complications.  He was a joy to be around and taken far too young. This,…



Make a #GivingTuesday Gift to Help Kupenda Kids like Diana

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 29, 2016

Anyone who visits the Gede Special School is greeted with a giant smile from our friend Diana. Diana, 14, who has cerebral palsy which limits her speech and movement. Before we met Diana, her single mother struggled to even feed her. Because of her Kupenda sponsor, Diana now receives three meals a day, physical therapy,…



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