The Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy [KAWE] is a non-profit making organization that comprehensively targets and addresses issues of people with Epilepsy. Before registration, KAWE focused on
creating awareness and education on epilepsy. Following the
registration of the organization in 1982.
KAWE is committed to addressing the needs of people living with epilepsy in a holistic and integrated manner.
KAWE was established in Nairobi, Kenya in 1982 by Mrs. Caroline Pickering following an interest developed after her daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 12.
Due to lack of adequate and social support, she decided to start a program on epilepsy and support those people who lived in the slums, could not afford treatment and were characterized with uncontrolled fits.