Tag: religious leaders

Kenyan pastor sitting beside a young girl in blue chairs outside

Pastor Zaki’s Story: How Kupenda’s Disability Training Empowered Him to Help Loice

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 10, 2020

“Before attending a [Kupenda] pastors’ workshop to be empowered with information on how to care and fight for the rights of children with disabilities, I used to have this girl in my church. Her name is Loice and she has a hearing impairment. At first I felt bad and at a loss because I could…



10 Christian or Muslim leaders attending InterFaith Disability Training.

NGO in Western Kenya Replicates Kupenda’s Disability Training for Faith Leaders

by Isaiah Ochieng, Organizing Secretary for Together We Succeed, a community-based organization that supports disability justice work in Kenya

  • Posted on November 21, 2020

Sasa Harambee, an NGO in Western Kenya, learned about Kupenda through an online search that brought them to open source Online Library of disability training materials. A few months later, they invited Christian and Muslim leaders in their community to an Interfaith Disability Training, based on our workshop model. The following article, written by one…



Tanzania NGO Uses Kupenda’s Pastor Training to Benefit Hundreds of Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 30, 2019

By, Madeleine McMurray, EMFERD volunteer Disability in Tanzania In a society of deep religious conviction, the roots of disability are often seen through a  Biblical lens – though not always with compassion. For many well-meaning Tanzanians, disability is conceived of as a curse, a punishment from an angry God, and a sign of brokenness. In…



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