Tag: International

Idris’ Story: Communication is a Key to Knowledge

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on March 4, 2022

Idris was born with no ability to hear and, as a result, was not able to speak in a way that people could understand. Shortly after his birth, Idris’ father abandoned his family because he was ashamed of his son’s disability. As a result, Idris’ mother was left to provide all of the support and…

Global Disability Summit Recap and Ways to Support the Movement

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on February 25, 2022

What is the Global Disability Summit? Last month, I had the privilege of joining over 7,000 disability advocates across the globe for the second Global Disability Summit. This virtual event, hosted by governments of Norway and Ghana, as well as the International Disability Alliance, provided a platform for meaningful discussions about disability issues. The Summit…

Pages for a Purpose: Is a Read-A-Thon Right for You?

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on February 24, 2022

We’ve all succumbed to the purchase of one item or another as part of a child’s school fundraiser. Somewhere in our closets and refrigerators lurk unsightly wrapping paper and poor tasting pizzas. So when my two elementary-aged sons arrived home with a notice about a school-wide fundraiser, I braced myself for something I probably wouldn’t…

A Sanctuary for Students with Disabilities

by Rebecca Majeau

  • 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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