Tag: disability rights

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…



New Philosophies on Charity: A Conversation with Rob Kern

by Kupenda

Rob Kern is intelligent and articulate. In the first five minutes of our interview he tells me “no one’s going to accuse me of being overly compassionate,” but as you will see from our conversation, compassion is exactly what he demonstrates at every turn: through his philosophies, stories, and nearly 20 years of generous support…



Let’s Talk Numbers: Proving the Effectiveness and Cost Efficiency of Kupenda’s Work

by Kupenda

In 2017 and 2018, under a grant from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, Kupenda conducted an 18-month, mix-method program evaluation that showed how our Disability Training Program for Community Leaders is both cost-efficient and highly effective in saving and improving the lives of children with disabilities. Here’s what we learned.   Changes in…



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