Tag: disability advocacy

Kupenda’s Annual Gala is Coming Up on March 30 – RSVP Today!

by Kupenda

Please join us at 6pm on Saturday, March 30th for our FREE Annual Spring Gala at the Grand View Farm & Marion Tavern in Burlington, Massachusetts! Guests will learn more about Kupenda and the work we do to help children with disabilities around the world, all while enjoying drinks, food, and live music! We will…



Remembering People with Disabilities on World AIDS Day

by Kupenda

Last Saturday, December 1, we joined with the World Health Organization (WHO) and our global partners to commemorate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.   HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far.   In 2017, 940,000 people died from HIV-related causes globally.…



The Perfect Holiday Gift Made by Disabled Artisans in Kenya!

by Kupenda

People in the community look at us and think we can’t do anything. But now those same people come to me and say, ‘Sophia can I borrow 30 shilling?’ I always look at these things that we make and think, we are not disabled we are differently-abled.” ~ Sophia, founder of The Haki Disabled Self…



10 More Reasons to be Thankful This Week!

by Kupenda

Yesterday was Universal Children’s Day! As you think of all the things you’re grateful for this Thanksgiving season, remember that almost 3 decades ago (On Nov 20 1989) the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This was the first international treaty to explicitly recognize the rights of children with…



Filmmaker reflections on Kupenda, documentary, and September Kenya trip

by Kupenda

We are so grateful Philip Knowlton is using his talents to create a documentary film on Kupenda and the Kilimanjaro climb!  We are also grateful to Garrett Guidera, and Justin Francis for their creative support as well.  We hope to have an official trailer to share with you all by January 2017…along with release dates…



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