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
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
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
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
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
Through partnership with county health department and other partners, YotM trains CHV on epilepsy care. An introduction is done before the roadshow in the area. The CHV will support in awareness creation in the roadshows. A focal person who keeps an update of persons living with epilepsy referred for medication. A follow up session is
Angaza Kifafa campaign seeks create more enlightenment on matters epilepsy. Bank of Africa(BOA) has been phenomenal in supporting efforts of creating epilepsy awareness. Between the 25th and 29th of May 2018, fifteen BOA staff climbed up Mt Kenya. At point Lenana, 4985M above sea level, the Angaza Kifafa flag was hoisted.
Youth on the Move educates people on first aid. Most people offer first aid that can be damaging to individuals as more misconceptions are held about epilepsy and first aid. To help reduce the burden of the person having a seizure , here is what you need to do Stay calm Move the person away