Help with empowering children,youth and women with epilepsy and mental health in Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Description

    Description

    we are a registered organization in Kenya with a mission to empower nature and transform people with epilepsy and mental health to be reliant and independent and know their rights as people living with disability. we operate in the informal settlements of githurai mwihoko.
    we have four programs that we are running four program's namely counselling program ,community outreach,Acesing anti epilepsy drugs programe and entrepreneurship program

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Other
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will meet local volunteers and in turn they will know the local language and know local way of living and it will assist them in their future plans.
    If in future they want to visit again it became easier.
    They will learn about how our community is the challenges we face and in then they should learn a lot of things. Seing how epilepsy peaple live day in day out

  • Help

    Help

    we opperate in mwihoko githurai and most of the people here are living in poverty ,illiteracy and unemployment so it becomes very difficult for people who have epilepsy and mental health to get help
    counselling program this program enables the person living with epilepsy to open his heart out since most of them are very stressful and as stress is the major causes of convulsions they feel good when they are talked to it opens them so much
    Acess to AEDS,- we have program that helps over 50 people in our community access anti epilepsy drugs in Kenya only 20% of the 1.2 million can access the drugs so these drugs really help our members and prevent them from having seizures
    out reach programes this entails going to schools and churches to help spread the awareness of epilepsy and mental health most of the community think that epilepsy is demons.witchcraft etc so we must demystify the myths
    We are requesting volunteers to help us with skills inline with that we are offering
    We also need IT skills and marketing skills to help our organization

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    we have two homes where the volunteers can stay and they will share one room if they are males or females they will their own privacy and security guaranteed a place where they will like because compound is good and its accesible.

    We shall provide our volunteers with food 3 meals a day and in line with that the volunteer will learn how to make local dishes

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    They might go for football match they might think of taking walks and enjoy nature.they can go to the meausum to see snake park or animal park mode of transport is public means

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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