Tag: pandemic

A young Kenyan child seated on a wooden chair, receiving help to stay sitting up.

Helping Children in Need Access Education After COVID-19

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 27, 2021

This month, our students with disabilities are returning to their classrooms after nine months away from school. COVID-19 has impacted the income of many of our families. This means even parents who could once afford the fees needed to enroll their children in the specialized education, are now unable. Through our food relief, medical support,…



A vile that reads "COVID-19 Virus Vaccine" and a syringe.

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

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 25, 2021

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…



#GivingTuesday campaign, Matt pointing a small orange bottle towards camera, standing behind 3 colorful packages.

Support Kids Like Matt on Giving Tuesday!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving may look different for many of us this year but we are still full of thanks for all of you! We are also so grateful and excited that your donations will be doubled this year thanks to a very generous donor. These funds support kids like Matt during the continued Covid-19 pandemic. Before the…



Kenyan parents with small child smiling and sitting together.

Feedback from Our Families During Covid-19

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 29, 2020

We’ve called more than 700 families since the pandemic started to screen them for Covid-19 and help them access food, nutrition, medical care, therapy, medicine and counseling for their children with disabilities. We hope this feedback from our families will encourage you as it has us during this challenging time.   “I am grateful for…



Abstract orange illustration symbol for the UN's International Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Shadow Pandemic: Remembering Women and Girls with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 25, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all types of violence against women and girls, particularly those with disabilities, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. What better time to act than, today, on the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination…



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