Tag: Children With Disabilities

The Gift of Sponsorship

by Kupenda

Four years ago, Steve Abrams started sponsoring Tumaini Kalume, a child with cerebral palsy caused by malaria. In 2016, Tumaini’s muscles were still weak from the condition so he was unable to move himself much at all. The child’s parents also said he had no response to nonverbal communication like facial expressions, physical gestures and…



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…



A Father Shares How He Teaches His Children the Value of Giving Back

by Kupenda

Jim Kaniclides has been donating generously to Kupenda for the past 10 years and his company, Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon, has doubled thousands of those dollars to support our children in Kenya. Jim’s wife, Gayle, and daughter, Melina, have also been sponsoring one of our children in Kenya since 2018. Last month, I…



Mike Bell Reflects on His 11 Years as a Kupenda Supporter and Urges Others to Remember Vulnerable Children during Coronavirus

by Kupenda

Mike Bell has been supporting Kupenda for 11 years through his leadership of the nonprofit organization, Healing Nations. In this interview, Mike shares about why he believes in Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, and why he has continued to raise support for her organization. Mike also urges others to support Kupenda, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic,…



Kupenda Documentary Tour Update and Covid 19 Impact on Kids with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Dear Friends, I am making an official, yet unsurprising, announcement that Kupenda’s documentary tour is postponed until October/November 2020. The Gordon College (Wenham, MA) showing has been rescheduled to October 24th (RSVP here). As we work with our partners to reschedule other screenings around the country, we will update our documentary tour website and social media pages. The weight heavy on…



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