Category: Disability Advocacy

October is Depression Awareness Month

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

October is depression awareness month and we wanted to highlight how our work is helping people who struggle with this emotional health issue. We recognize that depression is a disability. It is also important to highlight that people with other disabilities and their families experience depression at much higher rates than others. This is often…



Impact of Covid-19 on Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Earlier this month, Save the Children launched the Protect a Generation report on the results of a global survey on the impact of COVID-19 which showed that children with pre-existing health conditions and disabilities have experienced reduced access to essential care and assistive devices, due to lockdowns and the prioritization of COVID-19 treatments. 85% of parents/caregiver with disabilities lost more…



In Her Own Words: Kasere’s Story of Transformation

by Kupenda

“Go away, we do not want to stay with you.” Those words, and the abuse and exclusion that came with them, followed Kasere for much of her life. Kasere has cerebral palsy, and 10 years ago, could only crawl on the ground. But thanks to Kupenda’s sponsorship program, this young woman’s life has dramatically improved. At…



Remembering RBG’s Support for the Disability Community

by Kupenda

As Ruth Bader Ginsberg lies in repose at the Supreme Court, we reflect on her contribution to disability rights in the U.S. Her support of the American disability community set a precedent for countries around the world including the children with disabilities we work with in Africa. We believe, as she did, that people with…



Celebrating DDC Day with our long time donor and sponsor, Colin Sarff!

by Claudia Sahaj

Colin Sarff, a long-time donor and Child Sponsor of Kupenda, was honored in his hometown of Newburyport, Massachusetts on August 10th, 2020, through the observance of their very own Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (DCC) Awareness Day.  According to the National Organization of Disorders of the Corpus Callosum, “The corpus callosum is a band of…



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