Advocacy and Human Rights:
Epilepsy South Africa is committed to advocating for the realization of the human rights of individuals with epilepsy as defined by South African legislation and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Social Development Services:
We provide a range of social development services to support individuals with epilepsy, including counseling, health and welfare services, daycare facilities, stimulation groups, child and youth development programs, life skills training, and food security projects.
At our branch-level residential care centers, we offer accommodation and support services for individuals with epilepsy. Our services include providing a safe working environment in protective workshops, stimulation programs, social work services, and medical care.
We believe in empowering individuals with epilepsy to participate in the community. Our protective workshops not only offer employment opportunities but also provide skills development programs to enhance employability.
Small Business Development:
We support entrepreneurship and income generation initiatives at both the individual and group levels. Epilepsy South Africa provides various entrepreneurial development training programs, including those offered by the International Labour Organisation, to empower individuals and groups in starting and managing their own businesses.
We focus on developing technical skills through on-the-job training for individuals with epilepsy. Our training programs aim to meet industry requirements and standards, enabling participants to access the open labor market or engage in small business development.
We offer leadership in diverse fields and levels, such as business administration, early childhood development, cleaning and hygiene, and furniture manufacturing. These programs provide valuable skills and knowledge to individuals with epilepsy, enhancing their career prospects.
Through our Educational Trust, we offer bursaries for tertiary education to students with epilepsy. Applications for bursaries must be submitted on the prescribed form by October 31 annually, providing opportunities for educational advancement and empowerment.