Category: Program Evaluation

Results from Kupenda’s Life-Saving Covid-19 Emergency Response Interventions

by mmcmurray

By, Madeleine McMurray 2020 was a universally difficult year, and the world’s most vulnerable children – those impacted by disabilities – were also those who faced the greatest impact and potential for further harm. The UN’s Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has urged global leaders and governments to “place people with disabilities at the center of COVID-19…



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…



NGO in Western Kenya Replicates Kupenda’s Disability Training for Faith Leaders

by Isaiah Ochieng, Organizing Secretary for Together We Succeed, a community-based organization that supports disability justice work in Kenya

Sasa Harambee, an NGO in Western Kenya, learned about Kupenda through an online search that brought them to open source Online Library of disability training materials. A few months later, they invited Christian and Muslim leaders in their community to an Interfaith Disability Training, based on our workshop model. The following article, written by one…



Kupenda’s New Mobile App Supports COVID-19 Screening and Home-Based Care

by Kupenda

In partnership with our Kenya-based field team (Kuhenza for the Children), Boston University School of Public Health, Dimagi and Sabrams Consulting LLC Kupenda is developing a mobile application to support community-based care and Covid-19 screening, care referrals, and prevention for children with disabilities and their families. This app contains the following features: Child Progress Tracking:…



Zambian Leaders Replicate Kupenda’s Disability Outreach Model and Approaches

by Kupenda

Kupenda has become a role model to other organizations, leaders and families around the world. Last year we saw the impact of this example when our work inspired a Zambian social worker named Felistus to open her own organization serving children with disabilities. She called the organization Lilato Initiative for Children with Disabilities. “Lilato”, like…



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