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Deborah Sporton

Uni of Sheffield Geography Dept.'s West Pokot Week Fund

Fundraising for Friends From Marich Pass

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Friends From Marich Pass

the charity's main aim is to assist Educational projects in west Pokot, kenya. Funda are used for equipment, teacher's wages,building projects and fee sponsorship. Small scale humitarian aid is also offered where funds are available.

Charity Registration No. 1081209

Story

The Geography Department at the University of Sheffield runs annual field classes for both Masters level (MA International Development, MPH (Masters in Public Health) International Development and MSc. Environmental Change and International Development) and third year undergraduate students to West Pokot, a remote part of north-western Kenya. These field classes give students the chance to practically apply their research skills through undertaking projects of their own design across three villages; Marich, Mbara and Tikeet.
Sparked by the slow progress of the construction of a much needed health clinic, 2010's students established 'West Pokot Week' as a way of raising money to 'give back' to those communities that donate their time to partake in students' research year-on-year.  

Money raised is channelled through and distributed for a variety of poverty relief, health, nutrition, education and capacity-building projects by the Marich Pass Field Studies Centre. Inititally, the money we raise will go towards the completion of Tikeet's health clinc. 
You can also join our Facebook group for more information on the Tikeet health clinic project, the latest news, photos and discussions.

We look forward to your support.

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  • Tikit health clinic.
  • Marich Pass Field Studies Centre.
  • Mbara village. +2

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