Category: Local Leaders

Celebrating World Day of Social Justice: Zainabu’s Story

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Zainabu’s story demonstrates how Kupenda is activating government officials, local leaders, and parents to come together and improve the lives of children with disabilities in their communities. Six-year-old Zainabu does not walk or talk because of her cerebral palsy. Although her family longs to help her, their small farm plot generates less than a dollar…



Remembering our Students’ Successful Road Block Protest on International Youth Day

by Kupenda

Tomorrow, August 12, marks International Youth Day, which this year, the UN has dedicated to: “Celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.” Despite the violence we’ve seen this week in the wake of Kenya’s national elections, we are proud to see that the children…



Kupenda Inspires Disability Justice Commitments at the Sojourners Summit

by Kupenda

Today I was grateful to lead a session on disability justice at Sojourners Summit with my dear friend and Kupenda board member, Patty Prasada-rao. Our group committed to get disability justice issues on the stage in the future. More than 1 billion people around the world have disabilities severe enough to limit their participation in community…



Universal Children’s Day Reflection from Kupenda’s Madam Karo

by Kupenda

“We Need Action, Not Words” Martha Karo is the head teacher at the Gede Special School, the first school supported by Kupenda. She has been working in support of children with disabilities for over 28 years. On November 20, Universal Children’s Day, we spoke with Madam Karo about her experience helping children with disabilities access…



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