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WHO WE ARE

YotM empowers youth with epilepsy through creative awareness actions. With our support, they build their skills, find their voice and transform their desires into plans and actions.

Epilepsy is a disorder in the brain which makes a person prone to seizures.Seizures, also known as fits, spells, attacks, convulsions or spasms are sudden and temporary electrical disturbances in the brain which cause changes in sensation, awareness or behavior. There are many types of seizures with different manifestations. One may fall and jerk; others may only stare or fumble with clothes and smack lips. Epilepsy cannot be cured like malaria, but can be effectively controlled in the majority of cases with anti-epileptic drugs which need to be prescribed by a doctor. Just like seizures, epilepsy is quite varied.

One person may live with epilepsy throughout their lives, but in many instances the person can outgrow the condition. For the prescribed drugs to be effective they need to be taken consistently and any change in the drug combinations or amount must be done in consultation with the doctor. Anyone can get the condition regardless of their country, their age, their social class or their religion. Most people with epilepsy can live an active life; work, go out and have a family as long as they take their medication as prescribed.

OUR VOICES

Decade Celebrations – 3rd August 2018

Youth on the Move marks ten years since its inception. The celebration was marked with movers expressing talent, partners and YotM fraternity. The guest of

International Women’s Day for PLWE

Living with epilepsy as a woman comes with different challenges. For me the biggest challenge was when I was unconscious and major changes had happened

Sikika- Movers meeting

Do you wish your voice was heard?Movers of 2018 meet at the Mover's paradise for their Sikika talk. Youth living with epilepsy use this platform

ACTIVITIES

Innovating Pathways for Employment Inclusion – Launch

Youth on the Move (YotM) participated in the launch of IPEI a project funded by the DFID Aid Connect for persons with disability. YotM represented epilepsy organizations among those organizations in disability interventions. They recognized epilepsy as an unseen disability. Through the advocacy YotM envisions partnerships in implementations of programs in support of persons living with epilepsy.

Staff Meeting

Youth on the Move works with a team of passionate individuals towards achieving organization's objective. Through the staff meeting the different programs are able to share and build on each other while meeting YotM goals for the youth and Persons Living with Epilepsy (PLWE). Our last meeting was graced by the presence of Tom Van Der who has been very supportive to the youth programme.

MANUALS

ABOUT EPILEPSY

There are many types of seizures with different manifestations. One may fall and jerk; another may only stare or fumble with clothes and smack lips.
Epilepsy cannot be cured like malaria, but can, in most cases, be effectively controlled with anti-epileptic drugs prescribed by a doctor. Just like seizures, epilepsy is quite varied. One may live with epilepsy throughout their lives, but often, one outgrows the condition. For prescribed drugs to be effective, they have to be taken consistently and any change in the drug combinations or amounts must be done in consultation with the doctor. Anyone can get the condition regardless of their country, age, social class or religion. Most people with epilepsy live an active life; work, go out and have a family as long as they take their medication as prescribed.

Epilepsy is a disorder in the brain that makes a person prone to seizures.  Seizures, also known as fits, spells, attacks, convulsions or spasms are sudden and temporary electrical disturbances in the brain which cause changes in sensation, awareness or behavior.

Prevention of Epilepsy

In developing countries the chances of getting epilepsy are higher. The latest research suggests that the chances of getting epilepsy in Kenya are three times higher than in developed countries. Fortunately there are ways we

Epilepsy in Kenya

It is estimated that in Kenya 2% of the population (over more than 1,000,000 people) has epilepsy. Therefore, the chance of getting epilepsy is three times higher in Kenya than in developed countries. Many Kenyans

Lookalikes

Epilepsy is a condition which is oft en confused with other conditions. These include: 1. Fainting 2. Psychogenic seizures 3. Breath holding spells 4. Febrile convulsions 5. Daydreaming 6. Sleepwalking 7. Tics 8. Tourette’s syndrome

Types of Seizures

People with epilepsy have different types of seizures. One person may fall and jerk, whereas someone else may only appear absent or nonresponsive for a while and stare. For some people the seizure affects only

Causes

The cause of epilepsy can be defined as the initial reason for which someone has epilepsy. In many instances, the cause of the condition is a mystery. These are called idiopathic epilepsy. If the doctors

Triggers

There are various triggers that can provoke epilepsy seizure. They include: Lack of sleep Stress and excitement Menstruation Missed meal Missed medication Drinking alcohol Taking illicit drugs Flickering lights or patterns Illness (especially diarrhea or

About Epilepsy

SOCIAL