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KAWE Support Group Meeting

The long awaited KAWE support group meeting took place on 2nd December 2017. This was the first meeting for the support group this year. Most present were in the KAWE online epilepsy Whatsapp group and were excited to finally meet and interact with each other. We spent the whole day together exploring nature, playing games [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Help a Child with Epilepsy Stay in School

As Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy (KAWE), we are seeking to raise 600,000 Kenya Shillings (USD 6,000) with the purpose of providing one year's supply of anti-epilepsy drugs to 100 patients who are unable to afford the cost of their treatment at KAWE epilepsy clinics. Many children with epilepsy drop out [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Institutional|0 Comments

Share your Story- A Parent’s experience

Mr Oscar Otieno is one of KAWE's volunteers based at Riruta health centre. He was three years old when he had his first seizure. The seizure left him in a coma for 24hrs and for six months, he was incapable of self-care. People didn't understand what had happened to an otherwise healthy child. They thought [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Share your Story: Dan Okello

Mr Daniel Otieno Okello, a lead volunteer at KAWE's Huruma Mathare Epilepsy clinic had his first seizure at the age of 13. He didn’t quite understand what it was since he only remembered being on an errand, then waking up on his bed later. Some friends explained he had had started to shake then fallen [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|shareyourstory|0 Comments

Epilepsy Information in Sign Language for the Deaf

Please come over and support us in this project. Follow this link to view (https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/kenya-sign-language-epilepsy-information-video/)   There are an estimated 1 million cases of Epilepsy in Kenya. There are over 600,000 deaf people in Kenya many of them affected by Epilepsy either as caregivers or patients. They lack access to medical services because information on [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Partnership|0 Comments

A Parent’s Journey: John Munuve Mutio.

To all the fathers who stayed in spite of things. In celebration of  father's day, we caught up with a father who stands above the rest in support of his daughter who has epilepsy. John Munuve Mutio is the father of Lilian Ndinda, one of our patients at Mathare Huruma Lions clinic. We [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|shareyourstory, Uncategorized|0 Comments

*215# FAFANUKA Activation

*215# is the new hash tag after KAWE’s Initiative dubbed FAFANUKA was activated last week in association with Safaricom. FAFANUKA is a mobile platform that provides information on Epilepsy causes, first aid and information regarding other non-communicable diseases in Kenya. The pilot platform started out as M-kifafa,  a platform that had been created to provide [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Partnership|0 Comments

MY JOURNEY WITH EPILEPSY

  In her own words: Vallent Athiambo In the year 1990 on 23rd of January on a Saturday at around mid day, a beautiful baby girl was born in mission hospital in Migori District now in Migori County. As usual the parents and relatives were very happy and grateful to God but the mum’s joy [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|shareyourstory|0 Comments

Winfred’s tight battle against Stigma towards epilepsy

As a person living with epilepsy, Winfred Wanja  has faced every kind of stigma in the book. She was shunned by people even before she knew she had epilepsy and on confirmation, more people exited from her life. A mother of two, what keeps her going is the knowledge that God knows her situation, and [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|shareyourstory, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alex Muli is Putting Epilepsy in the Picture

In commemoration of International Epilepsy Day, we asked people living with epilepsy, friends of KAWE to share their  story, in line with this year’s theme of putting epilepsy in the picture. After posting the story of Kabemba Mwale as featured in the Lusaka Times, we got responses from within Kenya from people leaving with epilepsy [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|shareyourstory|2 Comments