Air-IT is extremely pleased to have sponsored James Cassidy, a second year medical student from the University of Nottingham, who will be travelling to Kenya this summer as part of an Orphanage..

Air-IT is extremely pleased to have sponsored James Cassidy, a second year medical student from the University of Nottingham, who will be travelling to Kenya this summer as part of the Kenyan Orphan Project (KOP).

Air-IT Sponsor Medical Student

KOP is a UK registered charity committed to supporting the health, education, nutrition and social welfare of orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa through a range of individual and partner projects. Linked to this work is an active UK student programme in which KOP university groups provide direct support for projects.

James will be travelling to Western Kenya for two weeks with a group of around 30 students from Nottingham University.

He will be working on a number of projects in the Kisimu area. This includes the HOVIC day centre – a feeding, medical and educational support programme for street children and the Kochogo Feeding Centre – a rural settlement in an area with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS supplying meals to children who otherwise may not have any other source of regular food.

Started in 2001 by 3 medical students from Nottingham University, the KOP was formed as a response to the plight of millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

Project work has been focussed in the Nyanza province in Western Kenya to enable children to thrive through health and education. It has been involved in establishing hospitals, health clinics, numerous primary and secondary schools, community centres and support, feeding and rehabilitation centres for street children, along with numerous other projects and activities.

These sustainable grass roots level projects focus alongside communities who are then able to take them forward so that they can continue to assist local people for the long term and not just provide temporary relief.

Kochogo Feeding Centre

Most of the volunteers and fundraisers are university students from the UK and several groups will be visiting Kenya this summer to assist with projects. Each student needs to raise £800 through sponsorship and charitable donations to fund the trip and need to pay for their own travelling expenses.

Air-IT is delighted to have contributed towards James’s sponsorship total so that he can continue the good work carried out by KOP in helping improve the life quality of these less fortunate children in Kenya.

If you would like further details about KOP and sponsorship opportunities for James’s trip, then please contact Air-IT or James directly on email mzyjc@nottingham.ac.uk

Should you wish to make a donation now and help James achieve his target sponsorship fund of £800 you can contribute directly through the just giving website