Tag: inclusion

1-Minute Video On How an External Evaluation Shows the Impact of Kupenda’s Disability Trainings for Traditional Healers

by Kupenda

In January of 2020, Dr. Kathryn Quissell from the University of Virginia’s Department of Public Health Sciences visited Kupenda’s field office in Kenya to set up her research study on the effectiveness of our Disability Advocacy Training Program for Traditional Healers. During this visit she trained 7 interns and 5 staff members on research study…



Join us for a Free Screening of our KUPENDA documentary!

by Kupenda

Next month we’re partnering with Gordon College, Waypoint Adventure and La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership to host a free screening of our documentary about 3 Kenyan teens who hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro to show the world that disability is not inability! Check out the trailer below and register here! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work?  You…



Persons with Disabilities: The Forgotten Vulnerable Group in Kenya’s Fight Against Covid-19

by Kupenda

By Lucky Mahenzo, Kenyan Attorney and Kuhenza Volunteer Persons with disabilities have historically faced the worst forms of discrimination. They have been denied most of their fundamental rights and freedoms. They have been neglected, stigmatized, isolated and excluded from many programs that are put in place in many societies. This trend is also visible in…



Maximize the Impact of Your Giving through Donor Advised Funds

by Kupenda

Donor-advised funds are private funds for philanthropy. Donor-advised funds aggregate contributions from multiple donors and aim to democratize philanthropy by accepting contributions as low as $5,000.They offer tax advantages of up to 50% of adjusted gross income and can hold funds indefinitely. Check out the video below that explains how you can maximize the impact…



Honoring Children with Disabilities in Life and Death: A Tribute to Jerald

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Kupenda’s work includes helping families arrange funerals to honor the death of their disabled child and speaking at these services. Some people with disabilities have shortened life spans even when they have access to the best care. Jerald died peacefully in the loving arms of his dad, from Duchene muscular dystrophy. He was 25 years…



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