"Epilepsy? Fear not, help is at hand!" call us on +254722594268
or Email: info@kawe-kenya.org

Coping with Epilepsy and Covid-19 pandemic.

People with epilepsy are generally found to have little or no socio-economic support, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic. People with epilepsy are faced with challenges like loss of their livelihood, lack of money to buy antiepileptic drugs, stigma and discrimination from the community, etc. 

  This documentary tells stories of these strong-willed people with epilepsy, and their caregivers, on their journey to recovery.

 Who We Are 

KAWE is a not for profit organization established in 1982 that seeks to address the challenges that people with epilepsy experience through a community participatory approach. We believe that people with epilepsy have a right to quality care, inclusion and equal opportunities.

 KAWE Vision 

People with epilepsy living their lives to full potential.

  KAWE Mission

To facilitate improved quality of life for people with epilepsy.

Knowledge Management

Epilepsy Information

All you need to know about epilepsy from the definition, causes of seizures, first aid.

What is Epilepsy?

The term epilepsy refers to a chronic condition in which an individual has recurrent fits (also called seizures or convulsions). These are caused by a temporary disturbance in the brain activity 

Support Group

training

A support group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about epilepsy and how they maneuver stigma and discrimination in their communities. Physical support groups are currently suspended due to covid19 restrictions. Join our  Online platforms by inboxing us using any social media handles. 

 

School Program

KAWE creates epilepsy awareness in schools by providing right tools to manage epilepsy, improve how the school community view and addresses epilepsy by debunking myths and misconceptions. Training school nurses on care for students, seizure training on school personnel. The training also helps kids and students understand more on epilepsy care and importance of creating epilepsy awareness in their homes and community at large. 

Medical Training

KAWE trains primary health care workers and community health care workers with an aim to reduce the huge treatment gap and adequately manage epilepsy.

KAWE aims to assist county government health services to establish and maintain a network of health facilities to ease referral hospitals hence reducing the distance and cost of travel for patients and caregivers.

International Epilepsy Day 2022

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Please join us in creating awareness and spreading information about Epilepsy. Let us change the world.

We would love to hear from you. Tell us about your struggles as a caregiver or a person with epilepsy.

The online shop helps us fundraise. Our shop consists of merchandise from T-shirts, hoods etc. with messages that help in creating awareness.

Your funds will help us create a better and stable future for people with Epilepsy. Please feel free to donate.