The Kenya Acorn Project was established in 1998, by a group of UK visitors to the Ndhiwa area of Western Kenya, in response to evident community need. It was registered as a charity in the UK in July 1999, and as  an international NGO in Kenya in October 2002.  KAP is a membership organisation, with a board of trustees based in the UK and Kenya.  The Chair of the management committee in Kenya is a Board member.  Many people in the United Kingdom and in Kenya are involved in KAP. This is to increase fund raising but also to increase awareness of development education within the North East of England, making global links between the two communities in England and Kenya.