Category: Child Success Stories

Idris’ Story: Communication is a Key to Knowledge

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on March 4, 2022

Idris was born with no ability to hear and, as a result, was not able to speak in a way that people could understand. Shortly after his birth, Idris’ father abandoned his family because he was ashamed of his son’s disability. As a result, Idris’ mother was left to provide all of the support and…

Helping Osman Cope with Covid

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on February 2, 2022

Since 2020, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Kenyan families. The government’s pandemic restrictions have caused many public spaces to close. The markets, for instance, have been shut down, making it challenging for families to sell their livestock and produce. This has been especially devastating in Kenya, where agriculture accounts for 40% of the…

Disability is Not a Dirty Word

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on January 25, 2022

“Dirty.” This was the word Issa’s community members used to describe his disability. If he tried to play with other children, he was beaten. If he attempted to eat with others, he was told to sit apart. His disability was thought to be intolerable; it could only be the result of a curse. Since infancy, …

He Made Me Believe I Was Also a Person

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 21, 2022

  George is one of Kupenda’s program graduate who regularly co-facilitates Kupenda Disability Trainings. During these sessions he also gives his testimony to help our pastor, traditional healer, parent and government leader trainees understand the importance of supporting early intervention and loving inclusion for children with disabilities in their communities. We hope you’ll enjoy reading his testimony here. I was…

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