KOP Warwick is made up of medical students from Warwick Medical School (Coventry, UK). We are dedicated to fundraising for the KOP's projects over the last 2 years this has been the VIMA project, with all money raised going directly to VIMA, to provide foster homes and basic neccessities for orphans and vulnerable children in Kisumu, Western Kenya. We are interested in the issue of global child health and the detrimental impact that factors such as poverty, poor sanitation and nutrition has on the lives of children, not just in Kenya, but all over the world. By participating in the KOP program, we hope to raise awareness of the issues faced by children in developing countries and to try and contribute to the efforts KOP are making to combat these problems.
Our KOP 2011 team is:
(We'll get more mug shots up soon, promise!)
If anybody at Warwick University is interested in joining KOP Warwick 2011, please contact us here, or via the Contact page! Also, join our facebook group and visit this website for future updates!
To see what the KOP Warwick '09 (our founding group!) got up to please click here.
About the Kenyan Orphan Project (KOP)
Map of Kenya (CIA World Factbook)
The Kenyan Orphan Project was started in 2001 by 3 medical students at Nottingham University in response to the worsening global problems of poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since then KOP has been working on health, education and social welfare projects with the aim to fight against poverty, disease, social exclusion and injustice amongst orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.
KOP has links in Kisumu in western Kenya where poverty, disease and deprivation levels are poor and the focus of the carity is at a grass roots, community level in areas beyond the reach of large scale aid. This is achieved by support from volunteers who generate financial and material support for these projects, as well as promoting understanding and awareness of the issues relating to development and international health.
KOP aims to commit to sustainable projects that will continue to assist local people for the long term and not just provide temporary relief. Towards this goal, the charity is involvd in a number of different activities across all aspects of life, aiming to improve communities as a whole and not just in one area of development. Central to all KOP activity are orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s). KOP's priority is always the improvement of the education, health, nutrition and social welfare of children. Key to KOP's work is the belief that a healthy diet and a basic education as fundamental to the path from poverty and despair for so many OVC’s in Kisumu.
For more information on the Kenyan Orphan Project, please click here.
Kenyan Orphan Project is registered in England and Wales as a charitable company limited by a guarantee. Registered Office: Unit 26, Brewmaster Buildings, Charlton Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5QE Registered No. 5818928 Registered Charity No. 1118528