Sitawa Wafula is a nomadic mental health crusader, interested in the social and preventative aspects of mental health in Africa (and small groups dynamics especially among millennials)
She uses her personal journey as a rape survivor living with a dual diagnosis of epilepsy and bipolar to provide people in Africa with the necessary information and support to not only handle mental health conditions but also deal with everyday life. She achieves this through her Google Award-winning self-titled blog (sitawa.blogspot.co.ke) and her mental health social enterprise; My Mind, My Funk which ran Kenya’s first free mental health support line and provided support to over 11,000 Kenyans.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
-Aspen New Voices Fellow 2016
-Top 40 under 40 women 2015
-Non-communicable Disease Champion Kenya 2015 – Ministry of Health, Kenya
-Google Africa Connected Winner 2014
-Activist of the Year 2013
-East Africa Youth Philanthropist 2013
-Named one of the top 100 movers and shakers by Drum Magazine.