Sitawa Wafula, a mental Health Crusader was awarded the East Africa Youth philanthropy Award by the East Africa Association of Grant makers.
On receiving the award, through her Twitter feed Sitawa dedicated it to all persons with mental health disorders.
I dedicate my award to all persons living w/#mentalhealth disorders and like me have to be continously on the look out even during fun times
— Sitawa Wafula (@SitawaWafula) July 25, 2013
I have moved from Sitawa, rape survivor who has a mental health disorder to Sitawa, who sits on The National Mental Health Policy Review table, Assistant Secretary National Epilepsy Coordinating Committee, Spark*Kenya Change maker 2013 and Winner Youth Philanthropy Award 2013...it is a process.In Her own words, she writes on how she did it.
The East Africa Philanthropy Awards (EAPA) was launched in 2011, the program was established to identify, recognize, and celebrate outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations to strategic social development and to the growth of the philanthropic movement in East Africa.
By highlighting their contributions EAAG hopes to create awareness on the significance of giving and create role models for local philanthropy.
The 2013 awards recognized those who through their planned and structured giving of money, time, information, goods and services have given voice and influence towards improvement of the wellbeing of humanity and the communities they live in.