Component ImageComponents are larger extensions that produce the major content for your site. Each component has one or more "views" that control how content is displayed.In the Joomla! administrator there are additional extensions suce as Menus, Redirection, and the extension managers.

The content component (com_content) is what you use to write articles. It is extremely flexible and has the largest number of built in views. Articles can be created and edited from the front end, making content the easiest component to use to create your site content. Help

The contact component provides a way to provide contact forms and information for your site or to create a complex directory that can be used for many different purposes. Help

The search component proviedes basic search functionality for the information contained in your core components. Many third party extensions also can be searched by the search component. Help

News Feeds (com_newsfeeds) provides a way to organize and present news feeds. News feeds are a way that you present information from another site on your site. For example, the website has numerous feeds that you can incorporate on your site. You an use menus to present a single feed, a list of feeds in a category, or or a list of all feed categories. Help

The users extension lets your site visitors register, login and logout, change their passwords and other information, and recover lost passwords. In the administrator it allows you to create, block and manage users and create user groups and access levels. Help

Please note that some of the user views will not display if you are not logged in to the site.

Social assistance

The Foundation has a charitable philosophy grounded on the fact that over 75% of people with epilepsy can not meet their basic need to treatment and rehabilitation among other needs and that government is failing to offer meaningful social assistance to people with epilepsy. The Foundation believes that epilepsy as a chronic condition is costly to manage for individuals and their families. Although it is the responsibility of government to cater for people of limited means, our government has not been able to adequately do so. The result has been unmet medical and social needs for the majority of people with epilepsy through a lack of resources or ignorance. The Foundation fills this gap by mobilizing charity resources and applying them to meet the needs of people with epilepsy directly or indirectly. Among other things, the Foundation freely treat epilepsy at its centre with nurses and doctors, gives free medication, trains professionals, semi-professional and community members and also tries to meet the non-medical basic needs like payment of school fees, food handouts, training for income generating projects and initiating them to give people with epilepsy income.

Epilepsy education, training, awareness campaigns and literatureAccounts Officer - Zvanaka Gomo

Most people do not know the true facts about epilepsy and so they do not seek or promote medical treatment. Therefore, education and awareness programmes are targeted at families, PLWE, teachers, employers, government and the public. When people know the facts about epilepsy, PLWE will find a supportive environment to rehabilitate them and become productive and valuable citizens for socio-economic development. Some of the campaigns include the commemoration of the national epilepsy awareness week, public education, and production of materials and publications to raise awareness and media coverage. We have a library with epilepsy resources (books, magazines, cds and cassettes) and health workers can borrow material or request more pamphlets, fliers and posters.

Social work (Counselling, Psycho-Social support and referrals)

Psycho-Social Officer - Taurai KadzvitiCounseling, support groups, education and awareness provide a social environment that is conducive for the rehabilitation plan. Family support services are also aimed at ensuring that families are empowered to help through the rehabilitation process. Needy clients are interviewed and appropriately referred (where we can not assist ourselves) to assisting organisations, including government agencies like social welfare.

Research, Advocacy and Lobbying

Formative research into medical, social, economic, psychological and educational areas will ensure that there are research based facts to lobby and advocate for better services in the areas of policy development and implementation, drugs availability and affordability, social services and inclusion for people with epilepsy.

Medical support through epilepsy clinic

Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation are core precedents Sister-in-Charge - Margaret Makonifor a better quality of life for all PLWE. At the centre we offer these with the support of full time nurses and volunteer doctors. One focus is the effectiveness of medical care, emphasizing the importance of drug compliance if medication is to be effective. Another focus area is the reduction of side effects of medication.

Education, Training and Employment

The Foundation ensures that the needs of children with special learning needs are met, vocational training for young persons with epilepsy is available and suitable employment for people living with epilepsy is available.

Networking, Fundraising and Membership

The Foundation seeks affiliation with other organisations within and outside the country to strengthen organizational development and improve the Foundation’s capacity to assist PLWE. Fundraising is an important component in ensuring sustainability of the program. Membership is offered to people with epilepsy, caregivers, members of the community, corporate and organizations.

All components also are used in the administrator area of your website. In addition to the ones listed here, there are components in the administrator that do not have direct front end displays, but do help shape your site. The most important ones for most users are

  • Media Manager
  • Extensions Manager
  • Menu Manager
  • Global Configuration
  • Banners
  • Redirect

Media Manager

The media manager component lets you upload and insert images into content throughout your site. Optionally, you can enable the flash uploader which will allow you to to upload multiple images. Help

Extensions Manager

The extensions manager lets you install, update, uninstall and manage all of your extensions. The extensions manager has been extensively redesigned for Joomla! 1.6, although the core install and uninstall functionality remains the same as in Joomla 1.5. Help

Menu Manager

The menu manager lets you create the menus you see displayed on your site. It also allows you to assign modules and template styles to specific menu links. Help

Global Configuration

The global configuration is where the site administrator configures things such as whether search engine friendly urls are enabled, the site meta data (descriptive text used by search engines and indexers) and other functions. For many beginning users simply leaving the settings on default is a good way to begin, although when your site is ready for the public you will want to change the meta data to match its content. Help


The banners component provides a simple way to display a rotating image in a module and, if you wish to have advertising, a way to track the number of times an image is viewed and clicked. Help


The redirect component is used to manage broken links that produce Page Not Found (404) errors. If enabled it will allow you to redirect broken links to specific pages. It can also be used to manage migration related URL changes. Help



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