On the 26th of March 2019, the eSwatini Epilepsy Organization visited ka-Ndzangu Area in the Lubombo Region where it donated clothing worth SZL 100 000. This follows a distribution that was done by the organization during its Yellow Epilepsy Half-Marathon at Sikhuphe on the 17th of February 2019 where a total of 300 children received clothing. The Items were shoes, t-shirts, and shirts.
The National Director Mbusomuni Mahlalela liaison with rural health motivators and royal kraal representative Ganekuseni Shongwe in identifying, Orphaned and Vulnerable Children, People with disabilities, people with epilepsy the aged and the feeble also benefited. This clothing was donated by World Vision eSwatini to the Epilepsy organization in its endeavour to raise funds and material benefits to help the situation of children with epilepsy and disability, mainly in the Lubombo and Shiselweni Regions where epilepsy is more affecting people because of temperature changes.
The National Director also raised awareness by sending key messages and urged people to shy away from myths about epilepsy. he emphasized that “ Epilepsy is treatable, and a result of brain injury. Epilepsy is non-communicable. He further urged anyone who has a family member with epilepsy or knows someone with epilepsy to encourage her to visit the nearest health centre. He further mentioned that epilepsy affects anyone, at any time and anywhere.
Lamenting the situation of the drought, he said he realized that even though in other regions people will have a good yield in maize but drought the drought-stricken Ndzangu community will share the same sentiments.
On his capacity as a royal kraal representative, Mr Shongwe thanked the eSwatini Epilepsy organization in that out of all communities the organization chose Ndzangu.