Category: Child Success Stories

Congratulations Aisha!

by Kupenda

Aisha Suleiman (15) was among the first learners to be admitted to the Timboni Special School, which Kupenda helped to establish last year. Due to the severity of her cerebral palsy, Aisha could not sit or crawl when she arrived at school. Her hands were also bent in such a way that she could not…



Furaha’s Story: How a Girl Who Once Couldn’t Walk or Write is now Excelling Physically, Socially and Academically

by Sandra Bauer

Furaha was born in 2004 with cerebral palsy that affected her legs, which has resulted in her being unable to walk. Although she only has moderate cognitive issues, she did not attend school for many years because her physical challenges made it too hard for her to travel to the local schools. In addition, Furaha’s…



Mercyline’s Story

by Rebecca Majeau

Twenty-one-year-old Mercyline Rodgers has had a challenging life, and yet has excelled academically, socially and athletically because of Kupenda’s interventions and people like you who support our work. Mercyline enjoys spending time with others and participating in her school’s drama club, where she has been able to perform at the national level. She also competes…



Safari Overcomes Loss, Poverty and Stigma

by Kupenda

Twenty-two years ago, when Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, visited Kenya for the first time, Safari Shida was just a year old. At that time, Safari’s parents were struggling to cope with the fact that he had been born deaf, as there were few services for the hearing impaired and many in their community believed the…



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