In 2016 in a hostel at Kenyatta University deep in the night lied a young man who had just lost 4 close family to him to non-communicable diseases. during this time, this young man was going through a rough patch in his life ad had just began seeking help for his depression that had arose with all these losses. Over this period of loss and suffering this young man quite a lucrative course in information technology at the university and had applied for population health. The reason for this was that this young man in his pain and vigor of youth decided that he wanted to ensure that no one dies or suffered from non-communicable diseases like cancer, stroke and diabetes which had claimed the lives of his family. This man was on a quest to ensure that everybody was informed on non-communicable diseases, that everybody had the right information at the right time and in relevant formats. More than that he wanted to ensure that he would do his part in ensuring everyone got access to early and regular diagnostic services for non-communicable diseases.
In the middle of the night of September 7th, 2016 this young man woke up and decided that he would start an organization that would achieve what he wanted to do. He named this organization Stowelink after the name Stowel whose origin was from Palmerstone island and which meant a place where people often strategized before wars and celebrated after wars. It was on this day that a decision was made to develop Stowelink and a few weeks later the organization was registered and went ahead to conduct its first project, Project Alpha on cancer sensitization. At this time Stowelink was fueled by purely passion to do good, passion to transform and empower lives and the attitude of learning and innovation.
5 years latter here we are, doing the one thing that this organization was always set out to do and that is to ensure that we Stowelink provide information and early diagnostic services for non-communicable diseases to all at all times and in relevant formats through community projects and leveraging on innovation and technology for NCDs.
To date having reached to more than 4 million people since we started, having projects running in 10 countries in Africa and having screened close to 100,000 people through the course of our 4 years, as we move into the fifth year, all we can say is, we are just getting started.
We want to actively appreciate our partners, our friends, our communities. this fifth year we promise to bring you more love, more passion, more innovation, more development ang growth and most importantly we want to ensure that we are actively transforming and empowering lives especially in the NCDs space. If you feel that this is a movement that you would want to join, drop us an email at Stowelink@gmail.com and let us join hands and beat NCDs.
Written by Ogweno Stephen, Founder And CEO Stowelink Inc.
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