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Parents Graduate

Saturday the 24th November 2018 was marked with purple decorations at the Movers paradise. It was a moment of celebration as parents and caregivers of children living with epilepsy graduated. Parents and caregivers from different backgrounds underwent a nine month training program program through which lessons were offered on epilepsy, its treatment, its first aid,

Epillose presents on the need for 3As in epilepsy care(Availability, accessibility and affordability)

There are nearly one million Kenyans living with epilepsy, approximately 70% of which lack access to treatment and psychosocial care. The problem is further compounded by myths and misconceptions about the condition. Many people believe that it is a fainting spell, a curse or demon possession caused by witchcraft or punishment from God. Others believe

Petition to give free medical care for persons living with epilepsy

At the NCD Alliance Kenya  media breakfast in Silver Springs, youth living with epilepsy from Youth on the Move present petitions to the NCD representative Min of Health Dr Kibachio. The youth reached out to members of the public collecting signatures to petition for free or affordable medical care for persons living with epilepsy. There

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

The Birth Growth and Development of YotM

What brings so many youth with epilepsy and people in their community together? It all started in 2005 when Karijn visited Kenya for an internship at Straight Talk in Kariobangi. During this period of time the media reported the case of a boy with epilepsy who was almost naked and chained by his mother so

Shared Dependency in Dignity – Karijn speech during Decade Celebrations

It all started in primary school in the Netherlands. I sat in the middle of the class and got one of my epilepsy seizures. As I slowly regained consciousness, I heard some dripping on the floor. I looked down and I awkwardly noticed that I urinated during my seizure and that the whole class was

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 honour Scolastica Owondo the representative of Non Communicable diseases, Ministry of health expressed her appreciation for the efforts put by YotM in addressing the NCD burden. The founder Youth on

Commuity Health Volunteers (CHV Training) – Kwale and Mombasa Counties

The #AngazaKifafa campaign are taking epilepsy awareness to Kwale and Mombasa counties. Youth on the Move supports the campaign through training and engaging Community health volunteers from the community on supporting Persons Living With Epilepsy (PLWE). An introduction training is done and a follow up evaluation training to ensure understanding and application of epilepsy care

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

Turn your Moves – Kitale

Awareness programs on epilepsy care and stress management was reached to the four prisons in Kitale. The wardens and inmates were educated on epilepsy causes, triggers, treatment as well as stress management.

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