Today the world is celebrating World Food Day and here at Kupenda we’re remembering all the challenges children with disabilities face – including hunger!
In Kenya, many people believe if you have a disability you will never go to school, get a job, marry, or contribute to society. As a result, children with disabilities are often considered worthless – less valuable than even cattle. Therefore, for some impoverished families, giving precious resources like food to a child with a disability is considered wasteful or frivolous.
Fortunately, our Disability Advocacy Workshop for Parents is helping caregivers of children with disabilities understand that many of their children are cable of succeeding in school, work and relationships and ALL are worth of basic human rights like access to food and clean water.
Through these workshops we also help parents understand that they are legally required to feed, cloth and educate their children – those who don’t can be fined or go to jail.
As a result, more and more families are beginning to care for their children and feed them properly. Thanks to our 200 child sponsors, many of these children are also now enrolled in our home-based care program (for young children) or are attending boarding schools where they receive 3 nutritious meals per day.
To help more children with disabilities access the food they need to thrive, consider becoming a Kupenda donor or a child sponsor for just $30 per month!