Tag: inclusion

“I Had to Punish Her”: New Perspectives on Domestic Violence

by Jessica Charles

Talk of “domestic violence” often elicits images of a raging parent or partner. Someone angry, cruel, and controlling. But what if, for some, domestic violence is an obligation. Even an expectation. “Then I went to drink. I had to become very drunk so I could get the courage to beat my wife. I had to…



29 Children Receive Wheelchairs Thanks to Our Pandemic Screening and Response Systems

by Kupenda

Calling our families to make sure they are safe and healthy during the pandemic is supporting far more than Covid-19 prevention — this month it helped us learn that more than 30 children were struggling at home without access to their wheelchairs. Many of the children’s assistive devices are trapped in schools which are closed…



Thomas Continues to Pursue His Dreams, Even During the Pandemic

by Sandra Bauer

By Sandra Bauer, Kupenda’s Child Sponsorship Coordinator Thomas Yaa Kithi was born in 2001 with no hearing at all. He spent most of his childhood living in a mud hut with a tin roof. His parents, a mason and a peasant farmer, are very poor and have 8 other children. When he was young, Thomas…



October is Depression Awareness Month

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

October is depression awareness month and we wanted to highlight how our work is helping people who struggle with this emotional health issue. We recognize that depression is a disability. It is also important to highlight that people with other disabilities and their families experience depression at much higher rates than others. This is often…



Impact of Covid-19 on Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Earlier this month, Save the Children launched the Protect a Generation report on the results of a global survey on the impact of COVID-19 which showed that children with pre-existing health conditions and disabilities have experienced reduced access to essential care and assistive devices, due to lockdowns and the prioritization of COVID-19 treatments. 85% of parents/caregiver with disabilities lost more…



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