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Find out how Lucie, a Kupenda intern, translates data into meaningful change. Read our latest blog to find out more!    ...
12/02/2022
Contributing to Change as a Kupenda Intern - Kupenda for the Children

Find out how Lucie, a Kupenda intern, translates data into meaningful change. Read our latest blog to find out more!

For years, I have been interested in the intersection of public health and international aid. As a former global public health undergraduate at the University of Virginia and now a master of public health graduate student focused on policy, law, and ethics, I was eager to join Kupenda’s team. Than...

This , consider giving the gift of life-sustaining care and inclusion! Read about current conditions for families affect...
11/29/2022
Join Kupenda in Supporting Kenyan Communities This Giving Tuesday - Kupenda for the Children

This , consider giving the gift of life-sustaining care and inclusion! Read about current conditions for families affected by disability during a recent visit to Kenya!

“Karibu” is a Swahili word meaning “welcome.” This was a term I became quite familiar with over the course of my first trip to our innovation center in Kilifi, Kenya where we have worked to help thousands of children with disabilities access care and support. I didn’t speak the language or...

Pendo's community feared her disability until something changed their hearts and minds. Read our latest blog to find out...
11/28/2022
From Fear to Acceptance - Kupenda for the Children

Pendo's community feared her disability until something changed their hearts and minds. Read our latest blog to find out more!

Pendo (Swahili for love) is a young girl who was born with brittle bone disease that affects the development of her lower legs. Brittle bone disease, or osteogenesis imperfecta, is a lifelong genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily, even without injury. Both her mother, who is confined to...

Kupenda’s first-ever storybook follows the lives of 3 Kenyan children to help young readers understand what schools are ...
11/17/2022
New Kupenda Storybook Helps Children Understand Disability Equity and Kenyan Culture - Kupenda for the Children

Kupenda’s first-ever storybook follows the lives of 3 Kenyan children to help young readers understand what schools are like in Kenya and why children with disabilities sometimes need support to access these schools. Learn more about the book and how to reserve your copy in our latest blog!


The stories of three children in our new storybook, No Longer Left Behind, demonstrate how Kupenda bridges education equity gaps for children with disabilities around the world. Plot: Only One of Three Friends Can Attend School Set in rural Kenya, children walk eight miles to and from school every d...

75% of Kenyans with disabilities are denied the right to make decisions affecting their life. Learn why and how Kupenda ...
11/09/2022
When the Law Does Not Empower People with Disabilities to Make Decisions About Their Lives - Kupenda for the Children

75% of Kenyans with disabilities are denied the right to make decisions affecting their life. Learn why and how Kupenda is responding in our latest blog.

One of the most fundamental human rights is the ability to make decisions regarding one’s own life. Yet for many people with disabilities, this right is not fully recognized by the governments or courts of law that preside over the communities in which they live. The “right to legal capacity” ...

We met Samson when he was just an infant and in urgent need of surgery, medicine and nutrition support. Now, thanks to h...
10/27/2022
How Samson Accessed Life-Saving Surgery, Food, and Counseling - Kupenda for the Children

We met Samson when he was just an infant and in urgent need of surgery, medicine and nutrition support. Now, thanks to his sponsor and our field team at Kuhenza, he's healthy and thriving! Check out his story in our latest blog.

  Samson was born with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus which caused him to have limited speech, mild cognitive delays, breathing challenges, and a short stature. In addition to coping with his physical and intellectual challenges, his family also struggled to earn an income. Samson lived with his ...

This week we are joining the United Nations and 150 countries in celebration of World Food Day by raising awareness abou...
10/20/2022
World Food Day: Mitigating Food Insecurity Through Disability Advocacy - Kupenda for the Children

This week we are joining the United Nations and 150 countries in celebration of World Food Day by raising awareness about the nutritional needs of children with and how Kupenda responds. Learn more in our latest blog!

In 2022, international conflict, COVID-19, climate disasters, and rising costs have created unprecedented food insecurity. Each day, 828 million global citizens go hungry, and children with disabilities are at increased risk of malnutrition. Whether it’s due to stigma about disability that causes ...

Last week at the One Accord Network Conference Kupenda enjoyed learning and networking with leading development professi...
10/18/2022
Moving from Single Project Success to Transformative, Systemic Change - Kupenda for the Children

Last week at the One Accord Network Conference Kupenda enjoyed learning and networking with leading development professionals from around the world. Read more here: https://kupenda.org/moving-from-single-project-success-to-transformative-systemic-change/

This week I had the opportunity to travel to Ridgecrest, North Carolina to take part in the annual OneAccord Network Conference: an event where nearly 250 individuals from over 100 international development organizations shared their knowledge and skills and offered support to one another. I was joi...

Claris, 14, is hard of hearing. She needs hearing aids so she can communicate better with her teachers, neighbors and pe...
10/13/2022
Kupenda for the Children - Kupenda for the Children

Claris, 14, is hard of hearing. She needs hearing aids so she can communicate better with her teachers, neighbors and peers. Without them, she often feels isolated, as very few people in her community know sign language. Learn more about Claris and how you can help at our DonorSee page here: https://donorsee.com/project/16503?share=1

As a Christian organization, we strive to be like Jesus, and so we serve all people, no matter their religion or beliefs.

Philip struggled to understand why he was born with  and even blamed his parents and felt angry with them. Fortunately K...
10/07/2022
Philip’s Journey Toward Self-Acceptance - Kupenda for the Children

Philip struggled to understand why he was born with and even blamed his parents and felt angry with them. Fortunately Kupenda’s counseling helped Philip come to peace with his disability and begin to celebrate his life and many abilities. Read his story here: https://kupenda.org/philips-journey-toward-self-acceptance/

Philip has always had a curious spirit and a longing to learn about the world around him. Although school helped answer many of Philip’s questions, there was one to which he could never seem to find an answer: why was he born with cerebral palsy? This question disturbed Philip for many years. Fort...

Courntey played her guitar, Julia shared her drawings, Jon ran a race, Andy hosted a holiday party, Patrick went on a cy...
09/29/2022

Courntey played her guitar, Julia shared her drawings, Jon ran a race, Andy hosted a holiday party, Patrick went on a cycling adventure, Colin celebrated his birthday, Philip hiked a mountain, Susie hosted a documentary screening -- together they used their gifts to raise thousands of dollars that helped hundreds of Kenyan children with disabiities access life-saving medical care and education! Those children are thriving today because of these passionate athletes, artists and friends.

Raising support for children with disabilities in need is fun and easy! You can set up your individual or team campaign page in a few minutes right on our website. Learn more here: https://give.kupenda.org/campaign/support-children-with-disabilities-during-covid-19/c335402

Access to  and  services between the ages of 0 and 5 leads to improved outcomes for children throughout their lives. Lea...
09/28/2022
The Lasting Impact of Early Intervention - Kupenda for the Children

Access to and services between the ages of 0 and 5 leads to improved outcomes for children throughout their lives. Learn what Kupenda is doing to ensure that children with receive these early childhood development () services and how you can help here: https://kupenda.org/the-lasting-impact-of-early-intervention/

Kupenda prioritizes early intervention services for children with disabilities ages 0-5, which helps to maximize their learning, health and behavior throughout life. These critical early childhood development (ECD) interventions are supported by a large body of research and promoted by global leader...

In 2016 our Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, was diagnosed with cancer. Although his early treatment were successful, he...
09/23/2022

In 2016 our Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, was diagnosed with cancer. Although his early treatment were successful, he had a severe relapse in 2021. Despite this unsettling time, Leonard did recover and, earlier this month, he received scans showing no evidence of disease. Please enjoy this short video update from Leonard himself to learn more: https://kupenda.org/update-on-the-health-status-of-our-kenyan-director/

09/23/2022

More than 70 million people around the world are deaf. Collectively, they use 300+ different sign languages.

Friday's International Day of Sign Languages highlights the importance of promoting & protecting sign language for the human rights of deaf people, and for supporting linguistic & cultural diversity.

Due to Jeremy's disability, he was unable to walk on his own, which limited his autonomy. It also put a strain on his fa...
09/20/2022
Support life-saving physical therapy for children with disabilities

Due to Jeremy's disability, he was unable to walk on his own, which limited his autonomy. It also put a strain on his family, as his relatives had to carry him on their backs to move him from place to place. This continued until Kupenda helped Jeremy access physical therapy, which enabled him to begin walking on his own. With this new independence, Jeremy has also been able to make friends more easily.

Check out Jeremy's short DonorSee video and learn how you can help more children like Jeremy access life-changing therapy services!
https://donorsee.com/project/16235

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September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month! Learn how one mother survived abuse and isolation to care for her daughter w...
09/16/2022
"I Have Peace of Mind and Soul”: Parenting A Child With Hydrocephalus - Kupenda for the Children

September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month! Learn how one mother survived abuse and isolation to care for her daughter with hydrocephalus.

https://kupenda.org/i-have-peace-of-mind-and-soul-parenting-a-child-with-hydrocephalus/

In 2005, Zawadi gave birth to a little girl named Marlin. Instead of responding with joy, her husband responded in anger–beating Zawadi until he chased her away. This is because, soon after birth, Marlin contracted meningitis which led to hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to accumulate ...

Learn how one family partnered with Kupenda to bring three children out of isolation and into loving inclusion!     http...
09/09/2022
This Has Given Me Courage - Kupenda for the Children

Learn how one family partnered with Kupenda to bring three children out of isolation and into loving inclusion!

https://kupenda.org/this-has-given-me-courage/

Martin is a young boy that contracted tuberculosis as an infant. He survived the disease but was left permanently deaf and unable to speak. His only means of communication with his family were gestures, which the family did not always understand. At those times, Martin would get very frustrated. His...

Only four countries in Africa recognize sign language as an official language. Learn how Kupenda helps deaf children lik...
08/26/2022
Making the Most of Life with Moses - Kupenda for the Children

Only four countries in Africa recognize sign language as an official language. Learn how Kupenda helps deaf children like Moses to overcome stigma and communication barriers so they can thrive!

https://kupenda.org/making-the-most-of-life-with-moses/

Moses is 7-year-old boy who is a natural entertainer. Not only is he known for his own optimistic attitude, but also for the ways he shares his joy with others. Yet Moses’ life did not start out so positively. As a child, Moses experienced challenges with both hearing and mobility. He was not able...

Want to use your next birthday, athletic event, or party to help children with disabilities access lifesaving care? It’s...
08/22/2022

Want to use your next birthday, athletic event, or party to help children with disabilities access lifesaving care? It’s easy to start a fundraiser on Kupenda’s website and share it with your friends! Learn more here: https://kupenda.org/run-bike-or-hike-for-kupenda/

In Kenya, children with disabilities often don't have birth certificates, which they need in order to access schools, so...
08/19/2022
How Birth Certificate Access Changes Lives - Kupenda for the Children

In Kenya, children with disabilities often don't have birth certificates, which they need in order to access schools, social services & medical care. Learn how we help children access these important documents in our latest blog.

https://kupenda.org/the-benefits-of-a-birth-certificate/

In Kenya, a child without a birth certificate cannot access their basic human rights. They cannot be admitted to a public school, obtain social assistance, receive an inheritance, access the legal system, or acquire life-saving health care. Nor can they legally marry, own certain types of property,....

08/12/2022

Kupenda recruits interns living in the United States to support a variety of technical areas, depending on their skills and experience. All interns also provide administrative support to the organization.

Some of our past interns have supported us in the following areas:

- Website Development (coding, layout, design, content writing and editing)

- Event Planning (5K races, restaurant fundraisers, galas, dinner parties, musical performances, etc.)

- Marketing (social media, photo editing, flyer/brochure development, etc.)

- Graphic Design (web content, table top display, annual report, disability guidebook, etc.)

- Writing (child sponsorship summaries, grants, blogs, news articles, reports, etc.)

- Research (disability legislation, clinical details, training content, child abuse prevention, etc.)

- Medical (clinical training guides, reporting forms, disability guidebook, etc.)

- Illustrations (sign language book for parents, training materials, etc.)

Our local leader disability training approaches are now being used by organizations in 21 countries around the world! Le...
08/12/2022
Equipping NGO and Christian Leaders in Sierra Leone as Disability Advocates - Kupenda for the Children

Our local leader disability training approaches are now being used by organizations in 21 countries around the world! Learn how our partnership with World Hope International is helping to improve the lives of children with disabilities in Sierra Leone!



https://kupenda.org/equipping-ngo-and-christian-leaders-in-sierra-leone-as-disability-advocates/

Over the past four years, Kupenda has partnered with World Hope International (WHI) in Sierra Leone to address prevailing superstitious beliefs that disabilities are caused by a curse from God. This collaboration has not only equipped NGO and community leaders as disability advocates, but it has als...

Margaret's cerebral palsy made it too challenging for her to walk the long distance to the nearest school. So she spent ...
08/05/2022
Overcoming Transportation Barriers to Access Education: Margaret’s Story - Kupenda for the Children

Margaret's cerebral palsy made it too challenging for her to walk the long distance to the nearest school. So she spent her childhood and teen years at home until an American woman learned about her situation and started sponsoring her. Check out our latest blog to learn how Margaret's life and future were transformed by the generosity of this one compassionate donor.

https://kupenda.org/overcoming-transportation-barriers-to-access-education-margarets-story/

In rural Kenya, most students must walk to school. Depending on how far away the school is, some students may walk up to eight miles each day. In many villages, none of the residents own cars, although a few own motorbikes. Some villages do not even have roads. This lack of transportation is especia...

This month, join Kupenda in celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! This 1-minute video...
07/27/2022
🌐 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

This month, join Kupenda in celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! This 1-minute video provides data from the U.S. Census Bureau about people with disabilities and a brief overview of the Act and its history.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GIwUqGAWfg&list=PLewV-zKXDZkgOADEfRd-UVhq_ZXn17e8q&t=1s

Join us as we commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with data from the U.S. Census Bureau about people with disabilities.Le...

For the past 2 years, Kupenda's Child Case Management mobile app has been making it easier for us to find children in ne...
07/19/2022
5 Ways We Provide Life-Saving Care to Children Using Our Mobile App - Kupenda for the Children

For the past 2 years, Kupenda's Child Case Management mobile app has been making it easier for us to find children in need and provide counseling and care to families in the most remote and underserved communities. Learn more about how this tool works in our latest blog.

https://kupenda.org/5-ways-we-provide-life-saving-care-to-children-using-our-mobile-app/

Kupenda uses its Child Case Management Mobile Application to track child progress, provide local leaders with child counseling guides, and ensure children with urgent needs can access timely care. Some of the life-saving ways this app has helped children in our program include the following: 1.Preve...

Mothers of children with disabilities are often stigmatized and abandoned, causing 60% of children with disabilities to ...
07/15/2022
Faith’s Journey From Survival to Security - Kupenda for the Children

Mothers of children with disabilities are often stigmatized and abandoned, causing 60% of children with disabilities to grow up in the care of single mothers like Rehema. Learn how Kupenda helps mothers like Rehema in our latest blog. https://kupenda.org/faiths-journey-from-survival-to-security/

When Faith’s mother, Rehema, first arrived at Kupenda’s office in Kenya, she didn’t know where else to turn. Her daughter’s intellectual and physical disabilities required more time and resources than she had, especially as she was already busy sustaining her family’s other basic needs. Si...

 starts tomorrow, July 12! Follow the link below to learn more about Prime Day and how  can help you donate a portion of...
07/11/2022
Something to Smile About - Kupenda for the Children

starts tomorrow, July 12! Follow the link below to learn more about Prime Day and how can help you donate a portion of all your purchases to Kupenda’s life-saving work!

https://kupenda.org/something-to-smile-about/

Here’s something to smile about: you can support Kupenda while you shop on AmazonSmile! With Amazon Prime Days coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 12 and 13), this is the perfect time to begin using AmazonSmile to care for children with disabilities in Kenya! Do you shop on Amazon? If so, Ama...

Last month, Kupenda's work and research was published in a book entitled “Disability and Social Justice in Kenya.” Learn...
06/23/2022
A Novel Approach - Kupenda for the Children

Last month, Kupenda's work and research was published in a book entitled “Disability and Social Justice in Kenya.” Learn how you can access the publication in our latest blog!
https://kupenda.org/a-novel-approach/

A new publication highlights how Kupenda’s disability trainings are changing negative perceptions about the causes of disability and helping to reduce the use of harmful practices to treat people with disabilities.   At the end of May, Kupenda had the honor of having its work published in a book ...

06/22/2022

Join us in helping children like Kasere access the assistive devices they need! Before she was given a wheelchair, Kasere was unable to walk and acquired painful wounds as she pulled herself along the ground. Since receiving a wheelchair, Kasere has improved physically, emotionally, and socially. Follow the link below to see a short video about Kasere and learn how you can support Kupenda in providing life-changing assistive devices to Kenyan children with disabilities!

https://donorsee.com/project/14940

Lucky Mahenzo, Kupenda’s Child Protection Officer, accomplished what very few Kenyan women have done when she became a l...
06/17/2022

Lucky Mahenzo, Kupenda’s Child Protection Officer, accomplished what very few Kenyan women have done when she became a lawyer. Since joining our team last year, Lucky has helped Kupenda to improve justice and care for hundreds of Kenyan children with disabilities. Read our latest blog to learn more about her studies at and her work in Kenya!

https://kupenda.org/a-conversation-with-kupendas-child-protection-officer/

As a member of Christian Connections for International Health (), we are excited to participate in this year’s virtual c...
06/13/2022
2022 CCIH Virtual Conference

As a member of Christian Connections for International Health (), we are excited to participate in this year’s virtual conference. The conference brings together more than 58 speakers and moderators who are incredibly diverse, representing amazing global voices. The audience is equally diverse, taking part from over 50 different countries. This year’s conference shares on the theme of Loving Our Neighbor, a crucial message for the modern world. The event will certainly inspire, encourage, and equip viewers but, perhaps more importantly, it will challenge us to love others and pull together during these difficult times.

The conference includes 6 sessions spread out over the course of 3 weeks: June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, and 23 from 8:00am to 11:00am EST each day. To join the event live you can register using the link below. To watch the event at a later date, you can watch a recording of each session on CCIH’s YouTube channel.

We hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ccih-virtual-conference-registration-294113259677

https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristianConnectionsforInternationalHealth

Six sessions June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, and 23 bring us back to our calling as Christians to care for and love our neighbor.

Happy Father’s Day, especially to those raising children with disabilities! Check out our latest blog to hear from our f...
06/10/2022
This Weekend, Meet our Fathers in Kenya and Honor Yours! - Kupenda for the Children

Happy Father’s Day, especially to those raising children with disabilities! Check out our latest blog to hear from our fathers in Kenya and learn how you can support them through a gift that honors the special man in your life!

https://kupenda.org/this-weekend-meet-our-fathers-in-kenya-and-honor-yours/

This weekend, you can celebrate Father’s Day by learning about our dads in Kenya and honoring the special men in your life with a meaningful gift! Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 19th. In Kenya, many of the fathers in our programs help raise children, teach them values and life skill...

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Way to go Kupenda for the children! As a commitment maker, Kupenda commits to training faith leaders, families, teachers, and community organizations to be health and justice advocates for children with disabilities in Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Sierra Leone, and Malawi. Learn more about this effort to strengthen 30 health systems by 2030 https://www.ccih.org/30x30-health-systems-initiative/
AIFF "VOICES OF OUR YOUTH" program will be screened at FICIE: ELCHE International Independent Film Festival, in Elche, Spain

The Arlington International Film Festival is thrilled to announce that the '2021 AIFF VOICES of OUR YOUTH' program will screen in Elche at the FICIE July 8 - 22, 2022. In addition, the trailer with AIFF sponsors will run prior to the program to an audience of more than 10,000+ people.

Festival Int'l de Cine Ind. de Elche, Spain (FICIE) as they celebrate its 45th year in July 2022.
https://vimeo.com/637947800
Since working with Kupenda for the children, we’ve seen firsthand the sincere drive and passion that this team has in supporting their mission to “transform harmful beliefs surrounding disability to those that improve children’s lives.”

They’re using data in innovative ways to understand the results of their programming, and to uncover opportunities to continuously improve and drive outcomes.“ResultsLab has helped us turn our existing data into meaningful insights with actionable next steps, and build an infrastructure to make sure that we’ll be set up for future success.” Jessica Charles, Communications and Development Director at Kupenda.

Learn more about Kupenda and the children they’re supporting: https://kupenda.org/

Faith communities and faith leaders are key in reducing stigma experienced by people with disabilities. This webinar, held March 15, 2022, co-sponsored by the CCIH Community-Based Prevention and Care Working Group, CURE International, and Kupenda for the children addressed stigma related to disabilities, myths and misconceptions, and how faith leaders are being engaged by FBOs to reduce harmful practices and stigma.

The panel included:

- Abdulgafoor Bachani, Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Director, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit
- Earnest Kioko, Senior Director of Spiritual Ministry, CURE International
- Leonard Mbonani, Kenya Executive Director and Co-Founder, Kupenda for the Children

The discussion was moderated by Cynthia Bauer, US Executive Director and Co-Founder, Kupenda for the Children.
Join CCIH and partners on March 15 for a webinar on how faith actors and faith-based organizations address stigma and inequity related to disability and rehabilitation.

We will hear from a panel of experts, responding to questions about myths and misconceptions some faith communities attribute to disability, and we will share important resources for including disability in community development work.

Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3Mv1FKh

CURE International Kupenda for the children Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit
Pray for peace in areas with conflict. Pray for the people of Kazakhstan after deadly riots have killed more than 150 people. Pray for Nigeria as attacks in Zamfara State killed more than 200 people.

Pray for CCIH member Kupenda for the children as they continue their work with community leaders and families to reduce disability stigma and increase opportunities for education, medical support, and community inclusion. Read more about the organization and their outreach here: https://kupenda.org/.
It’s race day at Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the brain behind Brainfire Creative, Jon Andrews, is about to cross that start line! If you’ve had the opportunity to work with Jon, you know how dedicated he is to bringing your vision to life. He’s been just as dedicated to his training for this race and toward raising funds for an incredible organization, Kupenda for the children! It’s not too late to help him reach that goal! Please consider making a donation today and cheering him on to the finish line! Let’s go Jon! 👏💪👏

https://give.kupenda.org/fundraiser/3235404
We welcome Kupenda for the children as a CCIH member! Kupenda (which means "love" in Kiswahili) for the Children connects children with disabilities to medical services including surgeries, medications, and therapy. They also educate families and communities how to advocate for the rights of children. "I am excited to be part of CCIH to learn from the many professionals around the world doing their part to make a healthier world for the most vulnerable among us as followers of Christ. I also look forward to providing support and insights to help the organizations involved in CCIH to be more inclusive of families impacted by disabilities in their work." -Cynthia Bauer, Founder/Director,
Kupenda for the Children. More at: https://kupenda.org/
Tomorrow is the last day to register to watch Kupenda! Our very own Julia Spruance, Program Director, took the Waypoint-vision across the world where mountain climbing not only boosted self-confidence, but worked toward saving lives. People with disabilities are treated very differently in other parts of the world and stigmas need to change! The Kupenda documentary (www.kupendafilm.com) is about the 2016 Kilimanjaro climb made by three teens with disabilities from Kenya's coast, their community's perception, and the organization Kupenda for the children, working to change a disability-stigma that can get you killed.

Register to get the link to watch any time between Feb 13-20th as well as the link to join the panel discussion on Feb 20th at 10am. Panel will feature Julia Spruance from Waypoint Adventure who climbed alongside the teens, and others from Kupenda for the Children including the three climbers themselves, Fumo, Hassan, and Mercyline!
https://form.jotform.com/210215563104138?fbclid=IwAR0ry3KOSFQEgIH4vTOSvJUOgE_Gwc_PQpbJZz__149IYvyeaR9tPwe4-uE

Special thanks to the hosts of this awesome event, Gordon College La Vida celebrating the use of adventure as a tool for learning for 50 years!

Image Description: Movie Poster for Kupenda depicting three teens standing together photoshopped on top of Kilimanjaro peak at night with stars in background. Red all caps KUPENDA with tagline Disability is not Inability next to them. Below are movie credits.
Our friends at Kupenda do such important work in Kenya and have also graciously helped us, offering their insight as we work to build our disability training curriculum. In 2016, three Kenyan teens climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with the help of Kupenda for the children and Waypoint Adventure.

See the whole trailer: https://vimeo.com/phillyk/kupendatrailer

Register now for the upcoming documentary screening and discussion: https://form.jotform.com/210215563104138
Three Kenyan teens with disabilities take on Kilimanjaro! Join us at the free screening of the Kupenda documentary hosted by our friends at Gordon College La Vida! Register to watch the film anytime between Feb 13th and Feb 20th and then tune in for the panel discussion to hear from Kupenda for the children, Waypoint Adventure, and the three teens themselves, Fumo, Hassan, and Mercyline! Panel discussion is on 2/20 at 10am. Details and code given upon registration. Click to watch the trailer and register now! https://form.jotform.com/210215563104138
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Hey, here's something to do! Waypoint was involved in the life-transforming Kilimanjaro climb in 2016 of three Kenyan teens with disabilities. Our Program Director, Julia Spruance, helped guide and coordinate the trek alongside a team at Kupenda for the children with the goal of changing a deadly stigma around disability in East Africa.

This Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm, Kupenda the documentary is the Opening Event for the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Boston and it's all happening online. You can tune in! Click link to register and they'll email you directions on how to watch. Julia will be on a Skype panel discussion afterwards along with Director Philip Knowlton and Kupenda Founder, Cynthia Rose Bauer.

We've seen the film and it's truly remarkable. You don't want to miss it! The three Kenyan teens were supposed to fly into Boston for this exciting premiere, and unfortunately can't Skype in due to the time difference. But with the cancellation, now more people can watch from home and share with their friends. Register now and join in on this important discussion around adventure, advocacy, determination, and community. Click link to watch trailer.
Thank you Kupenda for the children for working with us!
We're co-hosting the screening of Opposit Content's documentary, "Kupenda" on March 26th! It's about the 2016 Kilimanjaro trek (co-led by our own Program Director, Julia Spruance!) and tells the story of three Kenyan teens with disabilities taking on the highest peak in Africa to battle a deadly stigma and showcase that they and their peers are capable of great things!

Discovering strengths and abilities is our FAVORITE topic and we're proud to partner with co-hosts that champion this mission too. Kupenda for the children and Gordon College are collaborating for the 50th Anniversary of Gordon College La Vida event, Rising Up. Check it out! https://www.gordon.edu/lavida50/celebrations. The film and panel discussion event starts at 7pm.

Come to other showings too! Our good friends at ReelAbilities Film Festival: Boston are making it their festival opener at Coolidge Corner Theatre on March 22nd at 2pm! You'll get to meet the three climbers too! Fumo, Hassan, and Mercyline are coming to the US for a Documentary Tour! Don't miss it!
In 2016, an expedition led by Waypoint Adventure and Kupenda for the children led three disabled people up Mount Kilimanjaro, despite their limitations. Join us to view a documentary of this incredible feat, followed by a panel discussion with Kupenda founder, Cynthia Bauer, and program director of Waypoint Adventure, Julia Spraunce. RSVP here: https://www.gordon.edu/lavida50/celebrations
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TASC-Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens Project Walk Boston Project Walk Boston Ability Center Homewatch Caregivers Seacoast Region One Sky Community Services Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Fed4tutoring Turning Point, Inc. - Newburyport MA Mobility & More, Stair Lifts & Handicap-Access Wheelchair Ramps in MA NH ME Hug Patrol