Kifafa Project

"Help for Kids in Kenia suffering from epilepsy" is the subject and task of the Kifafa Project that the BSK have been committed to for years.  

In 1993, Doris Wieghorst travelled to Kenia, East Coast of Africa, for the first time. She followed an invitation of a Kenyan doctor and friend. She worked as a nurse in the epilepsy centre of Kehl - only a few Kilometers from the Beruflichen Schulen Kehl.

Back in Germany Doris Wieghorst wanted to express the horror she experienced getting to know the living conditions of the inhabitants of the slums Mathare in Nairobi. She started a call for donations in order to support the hospitals, collected used suitcases, clothes, and school supplies, and other things, and  took this along on her next journey. As a private person she started to support kids suffering from epilepsy by paying the school fees for them.

At the beginning, Doris Wieghorst was interested in collecting enough money required for the (often) vital medicine. Soon she realized that the epileptic seizure improved, however, the living conditions and the kids' hope for a better future didn't. The idea of godparenthood was born – and in 1995 the Kifafa e.V. association