National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in public health and social programs in the East Africa region. NOPE was registered in Kenya in 2001 and changed its mandate to international in 2007. NOPE has a country office in Uganda and is also involved in programs in Tanzania.
“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.