The Indian epilepsy association was established in 1970. This organization provides services which support educational activities such as continuing medical education programmes, training programmes in epilepsy for general practitioners and periodic education forums in epilepsy for patients.
In India, it is very difficult for people with epilepsy to find employment due to the endless discrimination that surrounds epilepsy. Through this project, the Indian epilepsy Association plans to train a selected group of people with epilepsy in the craft of baking and bakery management.
Four patients with epilepsy will be trained for a period of 6 months by qualified bakers who are already running successful units. They will be given support for the purchase of raw materials and will also be trained to manage a bakery.
This training will give them confidence to establish their own business which will in turn improve their morale and quality of life.
The project will receive US$5,000 from the Promising Strategies Program.