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INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………….……….PG 2
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS…………………………………….……………….PG 3
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
STOWELINK ARTS AND ENTERPRENUERSHIP DIVISION…………PG 11
INTRODUCTION
STOWELINK TSHIRTS
YOUTUBE PROJECTS
PROSPECTING…………………………………………………..………………….PG 14
PLANS FOR THIRD QUARTER OF THE YEAR 2018………….……….PG 14
CALL FOR COLLABORATIONS AND PATNERSHIPS………………….PG 15
MESSAGE
FROM
STOWELINK
EXECUTIVE
Non-communicable diseases is gradually becoming a major problem in
developing countries, statistically it’s the leading killer disease in the
world and in Kenya the second leading killer disease. With rising change
in urbanization and gradual lifestyle changes especially among the youth
and the upcoming generation we are likely to see a spike in non-
communicable diseases thus losing more and more productive lives. The
older generations too have a problem. They are not informed in as far as
non-communicable diseases are involved and they find it hard to live
with or prevent non communicable diseases. This is the problem that
Stowelink saw, a very big information gap on non-communicable
diseases and a misinformed youth in as far as non-communicable
diseases are involve which then led us thinking…
HOW MIGHT WE MAKE INFORMATION ON NON-COMMUNICABLE
DISEASES RELEVANT???
HOW MIGHT WE MAKE THE YOUTH INTERESTED IN HEALTH???
After a long research we found the solution to the problem, and the
solution is STOWELINK.
Stowelink is a youth led organization that provides health and well-
being while also spearheading youth involvement in health and
entrepreneurship.
We are registered with the government and have in the past two years
actively engaged our self in solving this big problem on non-
communicable diseases which we are so passionate about. We strongly
believe that we can change the world and that we can prevent the
problem on non-communicable diseases before it becomes a big
problem in the developing countries.
The Stowelink team is a young vibrant team composing mostly of
university students passionate about the vision of the organization and
are working tirelessly to ensure that we achieve a community fully
empowered and informed on non-communicable diseases and that we
have a generation of youths who can become job creators in the society.
Our belief is enshrined in the motto
TRANSFORMING AND EMPOWERING LIVES.
OGWENO STEPHEN,STOWELINK CEO AND
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WE STRONGLY BELIEVE IF WE ARE TO RAISE A GENERATION FREE OF NCDS WE SHOULD
START HERE AND NOW!
CORDNATOR STOWELINK – HARISON AYALLO
health care. Currently we can
competently do this through health
advocacy and health education, data
collection and analysis and health
consultations on various health issues.
Our dedicated team is always working
round the clock to ensure that we give
the best services. Stowelink Inc. focuses
on public health issues and preventive
medicine with particular interest in non-
communicable diseases and gender-
September 2015 to fill the rising gap in
non-communicable diseases as far as
information, preventive strategies and
Entrepreneurship Division where we
with ideas and soft skills required to
become job creators and give back to the
society.
VISION
To be the leading provider of services in the non-
communicable diseases area holistic services right from
primary secondary and palliative care of patients to
improve quality of life
through integration and use of technology and
information to provide fulfilling lives through effective
prevention, control and management of non-
communicable diseases while also providing youth
friendly services to ensure the rise of a generation well
equipped with information on non-communicable
diseases and healthy living.
LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
Stephen was one of the one hundred young
leaders from 14 African countries who were
privileged to undergo a one-month
residential leadership training programme
Institute, a flagship of President Barrack
Obama to train young African leaders
making a difference in the community. We
have been equipped with skills resources
and networks which will be beneficial in
improving the future of the organization.
2. STOWELINK SCOOPS KUSA AWARD 2018
In July 2018 Stowelink was nominated and
eventually scooped an award under the
Exemplary Leadership Deeds in Kenyatta
University. The awards which were organized
by the Kenyatta University Student
Association identifies students doing
under its CEO and founder MR Ogweno
Stephen won the award and thank all those
who believe in the Stowelink vision and
purpose.
FINALISTS IN MYLITTLE BIG THING
COMPETITION
biggest sustainability competition focusing on
youths in universities who are helping in
achieving the Sustainable Development
on health and goal 1 on poverty eradication
and because of this we made it to the finalist
representing top 6 ideas and initiatives in the
competition.
PROJECT
ALPHA
REPORT
INTRODUCTION
Project ALPHA is a project which focuses on creation of sensitization and
awareness on cancers equipping the communities we talk to with vital
information on cancers, their signs symptoms and more importantly how to
prevent and manage them with key focus on the importance of regular checkups
and diagnosis.
The project has been running since January 2017.the project has attracted several
partners since its inception for instance in 2017 we partnered with Santé Reva
and the Kenyatta University School of Public Health in events and activities of
the project.in 2018 we partnered with the Cancer Awareness Center of Kenya in
a medical camp conducted at Zimmerman.
ACTIVITIES
In the second quarter Stowelink has been able to successfully plan for a list of
activities and projects which will be running latter in the year for the project.
FUTURE PLANS
1. Data collection process
We are currently collecting data online on how we might make information on
cancers more relevant to the youth.
2. Nairobi street cancer awareness walk.
Stowelink is planning latter in the year to hold a sensitization and awareness walk
in Nairobi county to create sensitization and awareness on cancer to the streets
and also raise funds to support the projects activities.
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REPORT INTRODUCTION
My Heart KE. is a project aimed at sensitizing the country and the world on
cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular conditions and encouraging the
practice of a healthy lifestyle to prevent and avoid these conditions? The project
aims at visiting different counties within the country with this message. The
project was officially launched in June 2017 and has been running ever since.
Throughout the projects we have partnered with Stroke Association of Kenya
and Amref Health Africa in Kenya who have proved to be a very key partner in
the movement on cardiovascular health and wellbeing.
The project has been able to run in the Kisumu County where we managed to
reach over 200,000 people from the county with the message and in the second
quarter Nairobi county where we’ve been able to reach over 300,000 people.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY
Stowelink through its members actively participated in the commemoration of the World
Hypertension Day which was held in May at Railways Sports Ground Nairobi. Stowelink
members actively participated in the events of the day and learnt more about
hypertension.
A total of 23 members from Stowelink participated in the event and learnt about
hypertension in the event.
Stowelink in collaboration with Amref Health International in Kenya organized and conducted the
pima pressure event.
The full day event was divided into 3 phases
1. PHASE I MORNING SENSITIZATION WALK AROUND THE CAMPUS.
Report for the morning sensitization walk around the campus
The walk involved students from Kenyatta University Public Health and members of Stowelink.
During the morning the students were tasked with the role of creating sensitization and
awareness on hypertension while also asking people to be referred for the testing which was to
happen latter in the day.
Total number of attending students 43 students
Average number of school population reached 300 people
Duration 7am to 9 pm
2. PHASE II PIMA PRESSURE. BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK UP
The Pima Pressure phase was the major phase where blood pressure was being checked. The
blood pressure measurement was done freely and by trained Stowelink members under the
supervision of Amref Health Africa In Kenya lead by Mr. Joram. The team was also giving health
talks on hypertension to the patients and referring them when need be to the Kenyatta University
Health Unit.
Total number of trained Stowelink members doing the measurement
40 MEMBERS
Average number of people with higher than normal blood pressure
60 PEOPLE
Average number of people referred to the Kenyatta University Health Unit
14 PEOPLE
3. PHASE III HEALTH TRAINING ON HYPERTENSION
The training led by Mr. Joram from Amref Health Africa In Kenya trained a total of 63 students on
hypertension and how to detect manage and prevent it. Also, on the importance of regular
checkup and on the importance of regular screening for hypertension.
Below is a summary for the phase.
Total number of students trained 63 PEOPLE
Duration 1 PM – 2-30 PM
OVERAL SUMMARY OF THE EVENT
Duration 7AM – 2-30 PM
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PHASES OF THE EVENT
1. My Heart Ke. campus tour Nairobi and Kiambu counties
2. Conduction of My Heart Ke workshop in Kenyatta university
to bring on board students from the schools and
communities we visited during the first phase of the Nairobi
county tour report on cardiovascular health.
Organizing committee PIMA PRESSURE EVENT
PIMA PRESSURE SCREENING AREA
INTRODUCTION
Save A Life, Save A World is a project aimed at creating sensitization and awareness on gender-
based violence issues and diseases and fistula. The project aims at providing the right
information with the aim of making the youths and the society as a whole to be able to make the
right decisions as far as gender and sexual based issues are concerned. The project began in
February 2017 and has been running ever since. The project has been sponsored The Aids
Control Unit in the past year and has continued to reach more youths with the information
required.
In the past year we managed to do a Kisumu county tour in partnership with the Gender Based
Violence Recovery Center (GBVRC) of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital
Kisumu (JOOTRH).
Shine A Light on Fistula
Shine A Light On Fistula is one of our projects under the Save A Life ,Save A World Project which focuses on gender
based issues and fistula .In this project we aim at shining a light on fistula in a bid to end the stigmatization and create
sensitization of fistula while education on how to prevent it. We particularly focus on Obstetric Fistula in this project.
Shine A Light On Fistula this time round involved active engagement of the youth and the online community in a poetry
contest which involved the participants enabling them to learn about fistula, compose poems and eventually share the
poem with their online audiences to be read and the most liked poem was to be awarded.
The competition was done on our Facebook page where the poems were posted and the participants shared with their
audiences’ links to the poems.
BELOW IS A SUMMARY REPORT OF THE PROJECT
Duration dates 20/4/18 – 10/5/18
People reached online 44,673 (this is the number of people who read the
poems online)
Most commented on poem 574 comments
Total comments 2001 comments
GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE REACHED FUTURE PLANS
• Shine A Light On Fistula Awareness Project In
Nairobi County
on gender-based violence issues among high
school students
INTRODUCTION
My Heart Ke is a mobile application developed by Stowelink Inc.
With the aim of creating awareness on cardiovascular health and
healthy living. The app was released in first released in November
2017 and has so far undergone updates and its second version was
released on Jan 10 2018
Upgrade to MyAfya app
We are currently in the process of designing the outlook of MyAfya App
which will be the upgraded version of MyHeart Ke.The app deems to
contain more information on non-communicable diseases including
• Lung Related Diseases
• Diabetes
• Fistula.
The app also aims at becoming the Alibaba of health care connecting the
app users with medical providers and services. This is the future of
public health. We are asking all interested organizations to partner with
us to make this a success.
(A WHOLE DOCCUMENT ON MYAFYA APP AVAILABLE)
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1. Finances remain a big challenge
Finances are posing a big challenge in the advancement against the fight on non-communicable
diseases. We are asking all interested parties to partner with us to ensure this is a success.
2. Inadequate resources
Stowelink is facing inadequate resources in terms of fliers’ banners and pamphlets related with the
various Non Communicable Diseases to be able to distribute to communities and schools we visit.
CHALLENGES ARE WHAT MAKE
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in developing the best in preventive health services
and health care. Currently we can competently do this
through health advocacy and health education, data
collection and analysis and health consultations on
various health issues. Our dedicated team is always
working round the clock to ensure that we give our
clients the best services.
Besides this we also use art to spread the message on
health and wellbeing especially among the youths and
young adult population. We therefore offer
photography, art services through poetry and fashion.
THE ARTS AND ENTERPRENUERSHIP DIVISION deems
to attract the youths to think and act about their
health and wellbeing by repackaging health in ways
which the youth find it attractive and friendly.
The entrepreneurship division identifies youth with
entrepreneurial skills abilities and ideas and help them
and promote them towards becoming job creators for
the upcoming generation thus tackling the lack of jobs
and unemployment issues in the country.
So far Stowelink has been able to identify a few
individuals with skills on photography, fashion and
design, poetry and even mat making and are currently
working with them and supporting them on joint
projects to be able to equip them with skills and
market capabilities to becoming self-employed and
becoming job creators.
FROM SEPTEMBER
raise a generation of youth who are health
conscious, a generation of youth who have
undergone self-development trainings and a
generation of youth who are capable of
becoming self-employed and become job
creators in the society. It’s one of Stowelink’s
biggest milestone in cementing youth
engagement in health while also rising a
generation of leaders and self-employers and
job creators in the society.
The Kreative hub will have 3 main divisions:
1. Kreative youth and health
2. Kreative soft skills and personal
development
(More details on this are on the Kreative hub
document.)
print company called Visionary Printers to develop the
amazing Stowelink t-shirts which currently go for 500 ksh
only. This is also a means in which we can raise funds to
support Stowelink and also support Visionary Printers who
print the amazing Stowelink Inc. t-shirts.
YOUTUBE PROJECTS
Stowelink is currently working on creating content for our yet to be
launched YouTube channel. The project spearheaded by Stowelink in
partnership with Bigzoom Productions and Cool Pixels Studios will be
releasing content on our youtube channel very soon.A lot of
progress has been made since the first quarter and we are launching
this project soon.
The channel features content on health and wellbeing, workout and
physical activity, modeling art and fashion for health while also
identifying and uplifting upcoming talents and skills.
The channel is already UP ON YOUTUBE AND YOU CAN EASILY VIEW
it by searching Stowelink Inc. on YouTube.
ENTERPRENUERSHIP AND MENTORSHIP FORUMS
Stowelink in collaboration with YALI cohort 25 conducted an event
themed be the leader discussion where the YALI members actively
interacted with Stowelink in order to inspire the team towards
greatness. As Stowelink we were humbled because we got to learn
from leaders from 14 different African countries and share
experience.
ABOUT
Make A Change Movement is a movement under Stowelink whose main aim is to
purely give back to the society.As Stowelink Inc. we strongly believe in giving
back to the society as a result we decided to visit children’s home every quarter
throughout the year.
We are committed to improving lives and giving back to the society because at
Stowelink we strongly believe in transforming and empowering lives.
AT BONDENI CHILDRENS HOME
At the end of the first quarter on April 15th
Sunday we visited Bondeni Children’s Home
where we took various home care products
and toiletries and together inspired the
children at Bondeni. We are looking for
interested organizations to become part of
our future visits to children’s home as part of
their corporate social responsibility.
In June 2nd we also visited Missionaries of Charity
Home of Peace in Ruaraka which is a home for the
disabled. We took care of them helped clean the place
and did a few house chore duties. This was one of the
more inspiring visits we did and we are always
committed to giving back to the society.
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MANAGEMENT
Stowelink was invited by the Ministry of Health to the launch of the
National Guidelines on Cardiovascular Health Management. We were
privileged to be invited, to us this was special because it falls in line with our
current project My Heart Ke on cardiovascular diseases and it shows the
commitment of the government towards managing cardiovascular diseases.
PLANS FOR
THE THIRD
YEAR
1. Conducting a YALI Serves event in line with Change A Life
Movement to visit a children’s home in Kahawa West to mark the
end of our second quarter events and activities.
2. Launch of the Kreative Hub clubs in the 3 biggest universities in
Kenya, Kenyatta university, Nairobi university and Jommo Kenyatta
University of Agriculture and Technology.
3. Launch of My Drug Free Campus Tour, a project linking the effects
of drugs on non-communicable diseases and the youth. The project
is set to happen in the third quarter. There is a detailed document
on the project.
4. Syllabus development for the Kreative hub activities and learning.
Stowelink is currently developing a learning syllabus for the
members of the Kreative hub for when the clubs will be launched.
5. Upgrade of MyHeart ke app to MyAfya app.
6. Conduct a community-based project under Shine A Light On Fistula
Project
Stowelink Inc. is hereby requesting and calling for
collaborations and partnerships with various organizations
especially those dealing with non-communicable diseases and
entrepreneurship. Wherever you can chip in and partner with
us we highly welcome you on board.Be part of our story, be
part of our growth, BE PART OF THE DIFFERENCE.
Our team is ready to collaborate, partner and intensely be
involved in making the health of the populations better and in
helping grow stronger and healthier communities because
here at Stowelink we believe in…
TRANSFORMING AND EMPOWERING LIVES.
• Ministry Of Health – Non
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