Village Disability Awareness Days

Kupenda’s Disability Awareness Days are usually attended by hundreds of people, many of whom travel several hours to join the celebration. The day often starts with a parade led by people pushing children in wheelchairs while singing popular Swahili songs. Children from the special needs schools that Kupenda supports perform dances, songs, poetry and plays. Speakers often include the district education officers and Kupenda’s Kenyan leadership team. Community members who attend these days develop greater awareness and compassion for children with disability and learn that they need to support and encourage all children, no matter what their ability, to reach their full, God-given potential. During these days, Kupenda staff also help many children with disabilities and their families connect to proper education and medical resources.