Join Us in the #WeThe15 Campaign!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 21, 2021

#WeThe15 is a global movement for change that says: persons with disabilities must be seen, heard, active and included. A movement to make the world fairer, more just, and more equitable. Launched at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, #WeThe15 plans to initiate change over the next decade by bringing together the biggest coalition ever of…

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Furaha’s Story: How a Girl Who Once Couldn’t Walk or Write is now Excelling Physically, Socially and Academically

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on September 16, 2021

Furaha was born in 2004 with cerebral palsy that affected her legs, which has resulted in her being unable to walk. Although she only has moderate cognitive issues, she did not attend school for many years because her physical challenges made it too hard for her to travel to the local schools. In addition, Furaha’s…

Kupenda’s Pastor Child Advocates to Rally Support from People with Disabilities for a New Disability Bill in Kenya

Kupenda’s Pastor Child Advocates to Rally Support from People with Disabilities for a New Disability Bill in Kenya

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 9, 2021

By, Lucky Mahenzo, Kuhenza’s Child Protection Officer The Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability guarantees persons with disabilities the right to participate in political and public life. However, in Kenya, persons with disabilities and their families and organizations have been left out of policy making…


Disability Activist and Educator, Dr. Wilson, Reflects on her Visit to Kenya

by Jessica Charles Abrams

  • Posted on August 26, 2021

Dr. Keita Rone Wilson is the kind of person you want to talk with for hours. Although this interview was only 30 minutes long, it depicts many of her important perspectives on effective disability advocacy interventions and the work she saw when visiting our Kenyan field team in 2019. Dr. Wilson is a university professor,…

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Why I Loved My Kupenda Internship!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on August 25, 2021

With the onset of the pandemic, I entered the summer before my junior year at Gordon College with many lockdown restrictions still in place. For me, this meant a cancelled volunteer trip to Nepal, a postponed study abroad semester, and very limited opportunities for summer jobs and internships. With my deep desire to pursue a…

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