National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) was established in 2000 and registered in Kenya as an NGO in 2001. NOPE’s health and social programs target vulnerable and marginalized populations in Kenya and the East Africa region. These include youth, women, domestic workers, small scale traders and people in formal and informal workplaces. Key programmatic areas include advocacy, strategic behavioral communication with a focus on peer-led approaches, maternal and neonatal child health (MNCH), livelihoods, and democracy and governance.
“One day I will be a doctor and I will be providing medical attention to children who are like me”. This are the words of Gloria Chepkorir a 16 year old girl born with spina bifida, a type of birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. This has left her glued to a wheel chair and also stagnated her growth. Despite all this, she has not lost hope in life and she is counting each day of her life as a blessing.