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The Gambia Epilepsy Association

Contact Address:
The Gambia Epilepsy Association
Banjul area Head office
No. 5 Dippa Dukureh Road
London Corner
PO Box 2230, Serrekunda
Kanifing Municipality
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 9949034 
                     9955418 
                     8901740 

Email:
gambiaepilepsy@yahoo.co.uk


Information:
The Gambia Epilepsy Association (GEA) was registered with the Ministry of Justice on the 8th of December, 2003, as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation.

The GEA's mandate is to aim for the betterment of the quality of life for people with epilepsy in Gambia as well as their carers such as parents and spouses. The association also aims to dispel some of the traditional African superstitions associated with people with affliction through public education campaigns.

The association currently has over 400 members which includes around 8 volunteers who receive no remuneration.

Objectives & Functions:
Equal Opportunities
The association campaigns and lobbies on behalf of sufferers of epilepsy for their advancement and equal treatment in the areas of education, employment and community rights. To this end the body will regularly communicate with the Office of the Ombudsman in Cape Point, Bakau, to investigate and if necessary deal with issues of discrimination and ensure that their job, school & civic rights are given due protection under the law. Workshops are also held inviting employers to learn more about the what epilepsy actually entails.

Self-sufficiency
The Gambia Epilepsy Association runs a vocational training program in which people are taught different practical working skills such as growing garden vegetables, sewing and machine tailoring and healthy food practices.

Each student is evaluated a couple of times a month to gauge their level of competence and knowledge. At the end of their courses individuals should have the capacity to earn a livelihood from their newly learnt skills.

Medication Supervision
The association checks and makes sure that each person's prescribed medicines are taken in accordance with their doctor's instructions. 

Counseling & Advice
These services are provided for all members and their families.

Directions:
From the Serrekunda Market northwards turn left at London Corner where you will find the charity.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4pm
Friday: 9am to 12.30pm
 
 
 
 
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