Student Programme 2013: 158 students are registered on the KOP Student Programme 2013 and are already fundraising for KOP and preparing to visit Kenya during the summer to see first-hand the types of projects their money supports!
What is the KOP Student Programme?
"The best experience of my life. I doubt anything will ever top it." (Manchester student 2012)
The Student Programme is at the core of KOP. KOP currently has branches (KOP groups or societies) at 14 universities across the UK and is in the process of setting up groups at 4 new universities. If your university isn't listed below then you can still do the programme, but we would encourage you to get some friends involved too so that you're not the only one from your uni! And if you're interested in setting up an official group then just get in touch!
Established KOP universities: Barts, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dundee, Glasgow, Imperial, Kings, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Nottingham, Warwick
Developing KOP universities: Birmingham Edinburgh, Liverpool & UCL.
Our students (known as KOPpers!) get together, socialise and fundraise for KOP throughout the year and then prepare to go to Kenya for 2 weeks in the summer holidays to visit the types of projects their money is supporting.
Students are one of our most valuable assets, so in return, we do our utmost to provide you with the very best support we can, from the moment you sign up, throughout the year in your fundraising activities and on the ground with your trip to Kenya in the Summer.
Student involvement is at the core of enabling us to achieve what we do with projects in Kisumu but it is not just about fundraising! KOP is less a volunteering programme and more of a practical learning experience where students can develop an understanding of the challenges facing children living in poverty, learn about international health and development and engage with the children on a personal level, through informal teaching and lots of playing!
Our hope is that through doing the programme you will learn to care about the issues we care about and will continue KOP at your univeristy as an advocate for change!
Why KOP wants YOU?
- Your fundraising keeps our projects going, supporting 1,400 children every day
- Your active participation in Kenya makes it personal, shows the children that somebody cares and gives them hope for the future
- You can use your skills to educate and inspire
- You can learn from your experience and become advocates for change
How do I register for the Student Programme?
KOP's official registration period for the KOP Student Programme of summer 2013 officially ended on 1st December 2012 but there are still a limited number of places available on some of the trips. Our student groups have already formed and are ahead with their fundraising but if you wish to join the this year's programme we would still love to welcome you to the team, you'll just have a bit of catching up to do!
Then you simply need to:
1. Register online by clicking on ‘Register’ in the top right hand corner of each webpage.
2. Log in and pay your nonrefundable deposit of £100 to secure you a place on the programme.
3. Read your email with a link to the Student Welcome Pack which will guide you through everything you need to know. Also available here.
DEVELOP WITH US:
Experience life changing projects
"KOP has been absolutely fantastic experience. It has been truly life-
changing." (Imperial student 2012)
Meet incredible people
"The staff and children were all very inspiring and I will forever remember
how great everyone has been to me."
(Kings student 2012)
Learn at home and in Kenya
"Amazing to experience a different culture." "I have learnt a lot from it."(Glasgow & Liverpool students 2012)
Raise essential funds
"Seeing what amazing projects our money is going to has made me want to raise
so much more! Thank you KOP for helping me see what is possible.
(lmperial student 2012)
Know you’ve made a difference
"I feel that we have made a real difference together and our fundriasing was
really worth all the effort."
(Liverpool student 2012)