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Creating awareness & improving the socio economic status of people with epilepsy & erb's palsy in Kikuyu Town, Kiambu County, Kenya

  • Kenia
  • Bisher 6 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 03.02.2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Woche



  • Beschreibung


    My name is John Mwangi and my partner Joyce and myself are blessed with 3 children one of whom is Roy (after whom the foundation is name) who was diagnosed with epilepsy and erb's palsy.

    Roy is now 9 years old and taking care of him is what has inspired to start a foundation in his name to help others like him and their families provide the best medical care and therapy.

    I am a 35 year old self employed Kenyan who works various jobs to make ends meet in order to take care of my family and provide medicine and therapy for my son Roy. We are a family of 6 in total and we are always happy to host people and have guests over.

    Our organization is based in Kikuyu Town where our offices are located, some 20km from Nairobi City CBD in a rural and semi urban settlement area. We help people with epilepsy and erb's palsy and their families through initiatives that allow them to develop skills that will earn them consistent income.

    Medicine and Therapy is key for proper care, however it is expensive to afford let alone sustain therefore enabling those diagnosed with epilepsy and erb's palsy increase their income will help them afford better care and reduce the strain on their families.

    We also work to increase awareness around epilepsy and erb's palsy in order to reduce the stigma in the society. Epilepsy is like a taboo or a curse in most communities in Kenya and our aim is to increase awareness, reduce the stigma and ensure proper care and wellness is provided to those diagnosed with epilepsyy and/ or erb's palsy.

    We look forward to hosting you as you help us with our initiatives and programs.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    First and foremost, you will get to learn a lot about epilepsy, erb's palsy and how to take care of people with epilepsy and erb's palsy.

    You will also get to participate in socio economic projects that will have a positive impact on many people long after you are gone ensuring you have contributed in your own way to the good of the world.

    There will also be a lot of cultural exchange as you will get to interact directly with the community learning our language and ways in the process. Our food is also amazing so that is a plus to it all.

    All in all, you will have impacted positively the lives of people living with epilepsy and erb's palsy.

  • Arbeit


    We are in need of volunteers to help with the initiatives and programs that we undertake as an organisation. This will include but is not limited to:

    1. Home visits to families and people diagnosed with epilepsy and erb's palsy.
    2. Providing medicine to people diagnosed with epilepsy and erb's palsy
    3. Going for therapy visits with people diagnosed with erb's palsy
    4. Helping with set up and execution of workshops and awareness programs.
    5. Community projects like town clean ups, public talks etc
    6. Participating in socio economic programs that will help families and people with epilepsy/ erb's palsy earn income.
    7. Help with art projects and computer projects in the community geared towards epilepsy and erb's palsy awareness.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I would love to learn any and all languages that our volunteers may be speaking.

  • Unterkunft


    You will be sleeping in a 2 bedroom house in Kikuyu Town with a capacity to hold up to 8 people at a go. The hose has running tap water, hot shower, a flashing toilet, electricity and is located close to the market and bus station.

    We will provide all beddings to be used and food, all 3 meals, and more included.

    We also have WiFi in the house to allow you to catch up with your loved ones, finish up on some work or even share your experiences here.

    We are close to Nairobi CBD where the international airport is, about 40min away, and we have all the major Kenyan banks and more in Kikuyu Town.

    You will also have someone available to help you with whatever that will be needed 24/7 during your stay, as an organization we have volunteers who help with community integration.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are lucky to be close to the Nairobi national Park, Ondiri Wetland (the second biggest water bog/ swamp in Africa), Giraffe Center, Karura Nature Trails and many other amazing sites within our area.

    You can be able to visit these places during the free time (daily work is about 4 - 5 hrs a day max), we will provide the logistics and ensure someone is with you to guide during the visits.

    We also have Mt. Longonot, Hell's Gate Park and others for those that fancy climbing a not so small mountain or seeing the deep trenches that gave Hell's Gate Park it's name.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have good internet connection both at the home and at our offices therefore digital nomads can work both at home and at the office if they want some peace and quiet.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We accept pets except reptiles like snakes, alligators/ crocodiles or any animal that is not legal to own as a pet.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 158483958397

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