Tag: special education

Helping Children in Need Access Education After COVID-19

by Kupenda

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,…



Rajab’s Hope: A Story of Empowerment During Covid-19

by Kupenda

Earlier this week one of Kupenda’s volunteers, Stephen Kitsao, was calling families in our program to screen them for Covid-19 symptom and assess their needs. Upon calling the home of Rajab Baraka, Stephen learned that, not only was the child healthy, but he was also helping to earn an income to support his family. He…



Kupenda’s Response to Food Needs during Covid-19

by Kupenda

Farida is a beautiful 15-year-old girl.  She looks much younger because of her short stature. Her family didn’t think she could go to school because of her cerebral palsy and frequent seizures. Through Kupenda’s guidance, Farida’s family enrolled her in a day school that could meet her needs. She thrived at the school until March…



Happy World Teacher’s Day from Kupenda’s Disability Advocates and Educators!

by Kupenda

October 5 is the United Nation’s World Teacher’s Day! Today we want to celebrate all of the teachers on Kupenda’s team who help children with disabilities access education, medical care and loving inclusion in their communities! The Kupenda family also includes several Board members with teaching experience and hundreds of community leader disability advocates, who…



A Conversation with Long-term Donor and Disability Advocate, Maurizio Beghelli

by Kupenda

Italian philanthropist, Maurizio Beghelli, has given generously to support Kupenda and Kuhenza’s work in Kenya for more than 10 years. Through his company, website and giving, Maurizio advocates with leaders and communities in both Kenya and Italy for improved care for children with disabilities. In this interview, Maurizio talks openly and passionately about why he…



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