Parent Gatherings

Kupenda works with local churches and special needs schools to bring together parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. These gatherings typically involve 20-30 participants and a facilitator who provides information about their children’s disabilities and trains them on home based care and communication strategies to help them improve their child’s quality of life. These meetings also help parents learn about possible funding sources to help their children access education and care. In some cases, the meetings have inspired parents to come together to start parent support groups, learn sign language, and advocate for new special needs facilities in their communities.