Monthly Archives: November 2015

Oswin’s Return!

As COCO celebrated our 15th birthday last weekend with our annual ball, we were fortunate to welcome Oswin, the director of the Hoja Project and our co-ordinator in Tanzania, back to the UK. Oswin is from humble beginnings in Tanzania. In his home village of Mpandangindo opportunities were scarce for the majority of people. Mpandangindo…
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Environment and Energy

This week, we are looking at some more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are concerned with the environment and sustainable energy. In our 15 years, COCO has raised over £2.8 million. We know that barriers to education often involve environmental factors or problems concerning sustainable, reliable energy. However, working together, we can…
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Here come the girls!

As you probably know, we have been tracing how COCO is helping to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This week, we are investigating inequality. Many of the SDGs target inequality in some form, but two goals in particular focus on this issue. SDG 5 is all about achieving gender equality and empowering women…
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Guest blog: Veronica joins the COCO volunteers

My name is Veronica and I am from Caracas, Venezuela. I left my home to learn a new language and a different culture in Ireland, and after two years I found myself living in Newcastle and volunteering for COCO. Once I finished my course in Ireland and before going back to South America I decided to spend…
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