Sita Wafula awarded the Youth Philanthropy Award

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Kenya’s Sitawa Wafula, an accomplished poet and rape survivor  announced via her blog on Monday  that she was recently awarded with the East Africa Youth Philanthropy Award. Sitawa has been a frontrunner in the education of people on mental illness in a country where people are often prejudiced towards people with the illnesses.

Sitawa has been involved in many projects that educate people about this issue most notably her collaboration with Anto Neo-Soul and a UK based  organization called Basic Needs. She also sits on The National Mental Health Policy Review table, Assistant Secretary National Epilepsy Coordinating Committee. 

After the big win, Sitawa called her win 'Amazing…affirming…igniting' she further elaborated this statement by saying''Amazing = I am delighted my efforts to create awareness about mental health have been recognized, Affirming = I am on the right path and doing it right, Igniting = one thing I can equate to what I envision is when you get born again…you know things have changed in the spiritual and it is up to you to make the physical manifestation happen."

Sitawa has been involved in many projects that educate people about this issue most notably her collaboration with Anto Neo-Soul and a UK based  organization called Basic Needs. She also sits on The National Mental Health Policy Review table, Assistant Secretary National Epilepsy Coordinating Committee.
After the big win Sitawa called her win 'Amazing…affirming…igniting' she further elaborated this statement by saying''Amazing = I am delighted my efforts to create awareness about mental health have been recognized, Affirming = I am on the right path and doing it right, Igniting = one thing I can equate to what I envision is when you get born again…you know things have changed in the spiritual and it is up to you to make the physical manifestation happen."


Congratulations to Sitawa on her win.

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