Category: Disability Advocacy

Hundreds of Elite Bikers are Racing to Support Kids with Disabilities this Fall

by Kupenda

Kupenda’s long-time supporters at Adventures for the Cure (AFC) have run and biked thousands of miles and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support children with disabilities in Kenya! This fall they’re at it again with their annual Rockburn Cross event! For the past 10 years, this event has drawn more than 400 cyclers…

Pastor Jonathan Shares about the Impact of Kupenda’s Disability Training for Christian Leaders

by Kupenda

In this short video Pastor Jonathan describes the powerful ways in which Kupenda’s Disability Training changed his community, church, and his own family. Jonathan was among the first group of pastors Kupenda trained in 2006. Since then, we have trained hundreds of Christian, Muslim, traditional and government leaders in countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa. These leaders are now…

Join Us in the #WeThe15 Campaign!

by Kupenda

#WeThe15 is a global movement for change that says: persons with disabilities must be seen, heard, active and included. A movement to make the world fairer, more just, and more equitable. Launched at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, #WeThe15 plans to initiate change over the next decade by bringing together the biggest coalition ever of…

Kupenda’s Pastor Child Advocates to Rally Support from People with Disabilities for a New Disability Bill in Kenya

by Kupenda

By, Lucky Mahenzo, Kuhenza’s Child Protection Officer The Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability guarantees persons with disabilities the right to participate in political and public life. However, in Kenya, persons with disabilities and their families and organizations have been left out of policy making…

Why I Loved My Kupenda Internship!

by Claudia Sahaj

With the onset of the pandemic, I entered the summer before my junior year at Gordon College with many lockdown restrictions still in place. For me, this meant a cancelled volunteer trip to Nepal, a postponed study abroad semester, and very limited opportunities for summer jobs and internships. With my deep desire to pursue a…

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