Epilepsy deprives many children of the opportunity to receive a quality education and achieve their full potential. Children with epilepsy are more likely to have lower educational attainment and poorer academic outcomes compared to their peers. Several factors contribute to this, including poverty, frequent seizures, stigma, and a lack of access to proper educational resources and support. Our annual backpack giveaway aims to improve educational attainment and outcomes for underprivileged children with epilepsy through the donation of didactic materials. The initiative aims to provide these children with the necessary tools and resources to enhance their learning experience and help them overcome the challenges they face due to their condition. The event brought together various stakeholders, including parents, teachers, healthcare professionals, and community members who were committed to making a difference in the lives of these children.

The event featured a series of activities and initiatives geared towards raising awareness about epilepsy and its impact on education, as well as garnering support for the cause.Experts in epilepsy and education led informational sessions as part of these activities.Twenty-nine children with epilepsy, ages five to seventeen, received backpacks containing didactic materials. In addition to providing didactic materials, we will be carrying out awareness-raising activities in the schools of the targeted children to help dispel the stigma associated with epilepsy and create a more inclusive and supportive learning environment.

We will also provide resources to teachers and school staff to help them better understand epilepsy, assist children with epilepsy when they have seizures in school, and support the academic needs of students with epilepsy. Through these activities, we hope to empower underprivileged children with epilepsy to succeed academically and reach their full potential.



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