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Published by Mary Beth Numbers

Illustrated by Kabuye Ivan

Embrace Kulture

Around the world, children with special needs and their families struggle for equality but in Uganda they struggle to survive. Today nearly one million children remain hidden, locked in homes, victims to inhumane healing practices, institutionalized, abused, and excluded.

Embrace Kulture is working to develop a culture of acceptance in East Africa, where children with special needs are embraced for what makes them unique. 


All proceeds from the sale of Kintu and the Fairy Bee are donated to Embrace Kulture.

To learn more about this life-saving organization visit their website

Mary Beth Numbers

Mary Beth Numbers

Teacher, Mother, Grandmother, Advocate, Caregiver, Friend

Mary Beth Numbers began her career as a special education teacher. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Millersville University and her Master's Degree from Lehigh University. She became an advocate and trainer for the Instructional Support Process in Lehigh and Carbon Counties in Pennsylvania, and later moved to Massachusetts, where she was a Special Education Administrator in the Holliston School District. Currently she is a second grade teacher in an integrated classroom environment. She spends summers traveling to Uganda to support her daughter's initiative, Embrace Kulture.

KABUYE- Embrace Kulture


Artist, Illustrator, 

Advocate, Ugandan,


Kabuye was born in 1989 to Mr. and Mrs. Kasujja Samuel. He spent much of his childhood time playing football. During his free time he visited his uncle who did water painting. There he developed a love for art. He attended East High Ntinda, where he pursued art with a passion. He furthered his education at St.Lawrence University where he received a degree in industrial art and design. Kabuye is also a great soccer fan.

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