Mikayla CAIM

A Sanctuary for Students with Disabilities

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 18, 2022

Mikayla Martin is a former Kupenda intern, a current Gordon College senior, and an active disability advocate. Following her graduation from Gordon College, Mikayla will be studying both Law and Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, with the objective of one day working in disability justice law. How It All Began Having…

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Tim Tebow Proms for People of All Abilities!

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 8, 2022

Tonight, 500 churches across the globe will host virtual Night to Shine events that will be attended by more than 90,000 people living with disabilities! As we saw when we hosted this event in Kenya, Night to Shine evenings are powerful ways to celebrate the lives of the children while also educating families and communities…

Helping Osman Cope with Covid

Helping Osman Cope with Covid

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 2, 2022

Since 2020, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Kenyan families. The government’s pandemic restrictions have caused many public spaces to close. The markets, for instance, have been shut down, making it challenging for families to sell their livestock and produce. This has been especially devastating in Kenya, where agriculture accounts for 40% of the…

Disability is Not a Dirty Word

Disability is Not a Dirty Word

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on January 25, 2022

“Dirty.” This was the word Issa’s community members used to describe his disability. If he tried to play with other children, he was beaten. If he attempted to eat with others, he was told to sit apart. His disability was thought to be intolerable; it could only be the result of a curse. Since infancy, …

A young man and an adult man seated beside each other, laughing.

He Made Me Believe I Was Also a Person

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 21, 2022

  George is one of Kupenda’s program graduate who regularly co-facilitates Kupenda Disability Trainings. During these sessions he also gives his testimony to help our pastor, traditional healer, parent and government leader trainees understand the importance of supporting early intervention and loving inclusion for children with disabilities in their communities. We hope you’ll enjoy reading his testimony here. I was…

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