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WASOT UK

Membership Number: AJC337

WASOT-UK has developed from THE WANANGWE SCHOOL AND ORPHANAGE TRUST FUND (WASOT) which was formed in December 2000 to support the work of Hezron Mc'Obewa with Aids orphans in his home area of Western Kenya. Hezron went to Victoria College for A level then studied medicine at Nottingham University, supported by another Jersey trust. He qualified in July 2003.
It was during a research project as part of his course in June 2000 that he realised the extent of the problem of Aids.The Trust initially helped a small group of orphans, but this has rapidly grown.
Now the OGRA Foundation is a large NGO based in Kenya and all funds raised by WASOT-UK are sent through this organisation.
The range of activities run by OGRA include a clinic with 33 beds in the local village, an outreach programme supplying ARV drugs for AIDs patients, an orphan feeding programme, support for young people into secondary school and a range of other programmes
More details are on the website www.ografoundation.org.


In December 2008, OGRA opened a hotel with 18 rooms in a quiet suburb of Kisumu. It is hoped that profits from this venture will support other OGRA activities. It also provides an outlet for the produce of widows and orphans group. You can find out more about the hotel at www.lesavannacountrylodge.org

16 Millais Park
St Helier
JE2 4RU

t: 01534 730131
e: edwardlqsn@gmail.com
w: http://www.wasot-uk.org

Chairman: Ed Le Quesne