Category: Covid-19

Results from Kupenda’s Life-Saving Covid-19 Emergency Response Interventions

by mmcmurray

By, Madeleine McMurray 2020 was a universally difficult year, and the world’s most vulnerable children – those impacted by disabilities – were also those who faced the greatest impact and potential for further harm. The UN’s Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has urged global leaders and governments to “place people with disabilities at the center of COVID-19…



Helping Children in Need Access Education After COVID-19

by Kupenda

This month, our students with disabilities are returning to their classrooms after nine months away from school. COVID-19 has impacted the income of many of our families. This means even parents who could once afford the fees needed to enroll their children in the specialized education, are now unable. Through our food relief, medical support,…



Persons with Disabilities: The Forgotten Vulnerable Group in Kenya’s Fight Against Covid-19

by Kupenda

By Lucky Mahenzo, Kenyan Attorney and Kuhenza Volunteer Persons with disabilities have historically faced the worst forms of discrimination. They have been denied most of their fundamental rights and freedoms. They have been neglected, stigmatized, isolated and excluded from many programs that are put in place in many societies. This trend is also visible in…



Feedback from Our Families During Covid-19

by Kupenda

We’ve called more than 700 families since the pandemic started to screen them for Covid-19 and help them access food, nutrition, medical care, therapy, medicine and counseling for their children with disabilities. We hope this feedback from our families will encourage you as it has us during this challenging time.   “I am grateful for…



The Shadow Pandemic: Remembering Women and Girls with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all types of violence against women and girls, particularly those with disabilities, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. What better time to act than, today, on the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination…



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