Who we are

COCO's purpose is to provide education to create the opportunity for children to break the cycle of poverty.

We are currently working with communities in remote areas of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Our vision is a world where every child, everywhere has access to quality education.

Meet the team

COCO would not be able to achieve what it does without the dedication of the COCO Team.  We are lucky enough to have a fabulous team of office and event volunteers who donate hours to helping COCO.  Our Board of Directors bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to COCO – find out more about our board here.

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  • Lucy Philipson
    Lucy is CEO of COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) an NGO…
  • Bradley French
    Brad is COCO's Overseas Operations Manager. Having volunteered with COCO from…
  • Jess Hamer
    Jess is COCO’s Communications and Development Officer. Jess started volunteering for…
  • Oswin Mahundi
    Oswin is COCO's Tanzanian Programmes Director. Oswin grew up in the…
  • Steve Cram CBE
    Steve is the Chairman and Co-Founder of COCO and one of…
  • Jim Panton
    Jim is a Trustee and Co-Founder of COCO. Jim was born in…
  • Katherine Hay-Heddle
    Katherine is a Trustee of COCO. Katherine is a partner at Ward…
  • Peter Warburton OBE
    Peter is a Trustee of COCO. Peter was appointed to the post…
  • Lisa Liddell
    Lisa is a Trustee of COCO. Lisa’s career in the marketing industry…
  • Fiona O’Connor
    Fiona is a Trustee of COCO. Fiona is Director of Birkheads…
  • Carsten Staehr
    CEO of award winning Cintra HR & Payroll Services, Carsten has…