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Two Kenyan children smile at school in Gede

Results from Kupenda’s Life-Saving Covid-19 Emergency Response Interventions

by mmcmurray

  • Posted on March 24, 2021

By, Madeleine McMurray 2020 was a universally difficult year, and the world’s most vulnerable children – those impacted by disabilities – were also those who faced the greatest impact and potential for further harm. The UN’s Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has urged global leaders and governments to “place people with disabilities at the center of COVID-19…



Headshot of a woman, Michele Reber, wearing a blue shirt

“It Gives Me a Sense of Joy”: An Interview with Kupenda’s Friend, Michele Reber

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on March 2, 2021

In this interview, our long-time support and friend, Michele Reber, shares stories of Kupenda’s early years and her perspective on our evolving approaches to disability inclusion. In her responses, Michele also describes how her relationship with Kupenda and its founder has kept her invested in our work for the past 19 years. We cannot thank…



Three separate photos linked together of young Kenyan boys wearing matching maroon shirts

Panel Discussion with the 3 Kenyan Teens from our Documentary

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

Earlier this month, Gordon College’s The La Vida Center for Outdoor Education hosted a screening of our documentary, followed by a panel discussion with the 3 Kenyan youth who hiked Kilimanjaro in the film! Our executive director, Kenyan director, filmmaker and hiking guide were also on the panel. Check out the discussion here: Want to keep updated on…



Two long rows of Kenyan boys. Three young boys in wheelchair are most prominent in the photo.

Double the Impact of Your Gifts for Just a Few More Weeks!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 22, 2021

We only have a few weeks left in our matching campaign and we’re 82% towards our $100,000 goal! Every dollar counts double through April 1! There are so many ways to give! You can: ·      Make an individual gift ·      Sponsor a child for just $30 / month ·      Give with a match from your employer (check out a list here) ·      Give a gift in someone’s honor…



Three Kenyan children standing with a female smiling.

Join us for a Free Screening of our KUPENDA documentary!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 27, 2021

Next month we’re partnering with Gordon College, Waypoint Adventure and La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership to host a free screening of our documentary about 3 Kenyan teens who hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro to show the world that disability is not inability! Check out the trailer below and register here! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work?  You…



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