During times of Covid-19, schools in Kenya were closed for 1 whole year. We were interacting with a group of kids in Mathare to keep them busy and taught them about life skills when our eye fell on a boy who was walking around in the area. Living in his own world. We saw him falling down often and having seizures. That’s when we decided to ask around. Who is this boy and what is his story and can we help.
We had a conversation with the chief of the area and we learned more about the family situation and about the boy. His name is Austine. When we met him he was 14 years old. Austine was locked up in a slum house for 10 years long and he never went to school. Austine has epilepsie and did not had any treatment for that. And he couldn’t talk but he does
understand. When he was around 12 / 13 years old he was brought to his fathers house where he is still living up till now. We got in contact with the father and the (steph)mum and shared our ideas on how to help their son. They were open for it so we made a documentary about the life of Austin. This is how his story began. For now we can say he is epileptic free and joining a boarding school ( Nile Road Special School). We couldn’t have done all of this without your support.