Category: Disability Advocacy

Panel Discussion with the 3 Kenyan Teens from our Documentary

by Kupenda

Earlier this month, Gordon College’s The La Vida Center for Outdoor Education hosted a screening of our documentary, followed by a panel discussion with the 3 Kenyan youth who hiked Kilimanjaro in the film! Our executive director, Kenyan director, filmmaker and hiking guide were also on the panel. Check out the discussion here: Want to keep updated on…



1-Minute Video On How an External Evaluation Shows the Impact of Kupenda’s Disability Trainings for Traditional Healers

by Kupenda

In January of 2020, Dr. Kathryn Quissell from the University of Virginia’s Department of Public Health Sciences visited Kupenda’s field office in Kenya to set up her research study on the effectiveness of our Disability Advocacy Training Program for Traditional Healers. During this visit she trained 7 interns and 5 staff members on research study…



Join us for a Free Screening of our KUPENDA documentary!

by Kupenda

Next month we’re partnering with Gordon College, Waypoint Adventure and La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership to host a free screening of our documentary about 3 Kenyan teens who hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro to show the world that disability is not inability! Check out the trailer below and register here! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work?  You…



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…



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