Who We Are
We are Team Knowledge is Power (KIP), a group of undergraduate students passionate about advocating for Rohingya refugees, one of the most persecuted populations currently residing in the world’s largest refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. We have worked for nearly a year designing each component of Project KIP, including establishing strong connections with local and international non-profits, creating relationships with the Rohingya communities we will be serving, and rallying for donations to support our initiative. Project KIP's goal is to promote health empowerment through video-based health education among Rohingya refugees.
What We’re Fundraising For
Our initiative involves the creation and distribution of animated videos in the Rohingya dialect, providing accessible, effective, and sustainable health education on high-risk medical issues faced by the population, ultimately aiming to decrease the mortality burden of preventable disease. We're in the final stages of funding with the goal of raising $4,000! These funds will help initiate the evaluation stages of our project. Specifically, these funds will be directed towards supporting our research in the camps to measure and collect pre-intervention and post-intervention data regarding our project's impact. Determining our project's success is vital to determining how we move forward with expanding our initiative.
Within the Rohingya camps, there has been no prior audio-visual program providing Rohingya-language health education. Receiving funding would be the catalyst to kickstarting the first video-based health education program in the Rohingya dialect and provide us the necessary tools to initiate the next generation of social impact. Project KIP has come this far thanks to the UT communities' kindness. By supporting our project, donors will be making tangible change in improving the lives of the most persecuted population in the world. Our initiative’s nonprofit and academic connections may also facilitate future UT-Bangladesh cooperation, lead to study-abroad programs, internships, and jobs for UT students.