What Motivates our Pastors Disability Advocates?

by Jessica Charles Abrams

  • Posted on March 10, 2022

  Last year Kupenda interviewed 50 of the pastors we have trained as advocates for children with disabilities. This was a program evaluation exercise conducted alongside data analyst, Dr. Kathryn Quissell, from the University of Virginia, and implementing partner, Cross International. The pastors’ feedback gave us greater insight into what motivates them to work as…

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Idris’ Story: Communication is a Key to Knowledge

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on March 4, 2022

Idris was born with no ability to hear and, as a result, was not able to speak in a way that people could understand. Shortly after his birth, Idris’ father abandoned his family because he was ashamed of his son’s disability. As a result, Idris’ mother was left to provide all of the support and…


2 Athletes Will “Climb” Mt. Everest to Raise Support for Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2022

Next Wednesday Kupenda’s long-time friends and supporters Patrick Blair and Adam Driscoll will be “Everesting” once again to raise support for children with disabilities in Kenya! The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the…

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Global Disability Summit Recap and Ways to Support the Movement

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 25, 2022

What is the Global Disability Summit? Last month, I had the privilege of joining over 7,000 disability advocates across the globe for the second Global Disability Summit. This virtual event, hosted by governments of Norway and Ghana, as well as the International Disability Alliance, provided a platform for meaningful discussions about disability issues. The Summit…

Read A Thon Feature

Pages for a Purpose: Is a Read-A-Thon Right for You?

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on February 24, 2022

We’ve all succumbed to the purchase of one item or another as part of a child’s school fundraiser. Somewhere in our closets and refrigerators lurk unsightly wrapping paper and poor tasting pizzas. So when my two elementary-aged sons arrived home with a notice about a school-wide fundraiser, I braced myself for something I probably wouldn’t…

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