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World Day of Social Justice: How Kupenda is Combating Inequality

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 22, 2023

February 20th marked the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice. This day served as an opportunity to promote social justice by addressing issues such as poverty, exclusion, unemployment, human rights violations, and gender inequality—issues which Kupenda works to address on a daily basis. When it comes to social justice issues, one of the most…


Making a Global Impact: One Intern’s Experience With Kupenda

by Eli Scharf

  • Posted on February 3, 2023

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I attend, there is a built-in time for independent activities between the end of winter break and the beginning of the spring semester. It’s a time when many students return to campus and work on projects and internships that interest them. Without classes in session, students devote…

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Better Late Than Never: Charo’s Story of Survival

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on February 3, 2023

Charo’s life is a remarkable story of survival. When he was just five months old, he suffered from extreme malnutrition, which caused him to become completely blind. The local school did not have the necessary teachers and equipment to meet his needs. As a result, Charo was left at home while the other children in…

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International Day of Education: Expanding Access for Children Like Athman

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on January 22, 2023

An estimated 90% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school. In addition to a lack of understanding about their needs, many schools do not have trained teachers, adequate classroom support, and accessible facilities. January 24th marks the International Day of Education, a UN-designated day in support of Sustainable Development Goal 4,…

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Empowering Others to Serve: How Tom and Karisa Schreck View Their Long-Term Support of Kupenda’s Mission

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on January 19, 2023

For the past 14 years, I have had the privilege of knowing and doing life with some of my dearest friends and neighbors, Tom and Karisa Schreck. Tom is a software engineer and former board member of one of Kupenda’s nonprofit supporters, Adventures for the Cure. Karisa is a neurologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who…

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