Disability Advocacy

A Sanctuary for Students with Disabilities

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on February 18, 2022

Mikayla Martin is a former Kupenda intern, a current Gordon College senior, and an active disability advocate. Following her graduation from Gordon College, Mikayla will be studying both Law and Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, with the objective of one day working in disability justice law. How It All Began Having…



How the Upendo Support Group is Helping Parents Care For One Another and Their Children with Disabilities

by Loice Maluki

  • Posted on December 10, 2021

Kuhenza for the Children uses many different approaches in an effort to educate and support parents with a disabled child. One initiative is to assist parents to form support groups where they can help each other. As mentioned many times before, we often come across incorrect beliefs about disability and its causes. So, for parents…



Patty’s Perspective

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on November 29, 2021

Patty Prasada-Rao is one of the warmest people you’ll ever meet. She has a big smile and an even bigger heart. When I sat with her for an interview earlier this year I knew we had a lot of ground to cover, as she’s been involved with Kupenda for nearly 2 decades as a Board…



Employment Challenges and Solutions for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 12, 2021

  In this 20-minute presentation, Lucky Mahenzo, Kuhenza’s Child Protection Officer, describes some of the unique and profound challenges that parents and caregivers of children with disabilities face in securing employment and maintaining an income to support their families. Kuhenza’s Program Officer, Loice Maluki, then describe the ways in which Kupenda and Kuhenza have worked…



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

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 19, 2021

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…



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