Kopin (Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali) stands for international development cooperation and works in tandem with civil society organisations and NGOs in Malta, Europe, and Africa, on various projects aimed at raising awareness about the role of each individual as a global citizen, as well as the intrinsic values of the role, and to contribute towards the empowerment of developing communities. Through its projects and initiatives, Kopin seeks to reach various members of society ranging from school children and their families, to civil communities (including institutions within the respective communities) to national and international policy-makers. Kopin joins forces with its partners on different projects to connect people to each other, both directly and indirectly.
Direct connections are made possible mainly through educational channels, whereby educators and students in different countries come together and share ideas through projects coordinated by the participating NGOs in the respective countries. Indirect connections are achieved through the awareness of how choices made by individuals in privileged countries impact the quality of life, livelihood of persons and communities in developing regions and countries, and even threatening their very existence. To this end, Kopin undertakes initiatives aimed at showing how the demand of material goods may be moderated, or at least deviated towards more sustainable patterns. The achievement of this goal would mean that no community in any part of the world would have to struggle for its existence because of the (often unwitting) whims of another society; and that the very community struggling to survive will not have to succumb to unsustainable patterns at the expense of losing their dignity and the motivation to preserve centuries-old practices that are, ultimately, beneficial to the planet itself.
Kopin also supports community-based projects overseas that entail the sustainable development of infrastructure and services set up by the community for the community.
We would like you to join us in our efforts and invite you to browse through our website to get to know more about what we do, and learn about our partners, projects and the communities we seek to help out.
If interested in offering your time or support, you may contact us on [email protected] for more information.