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10 years of Hoja Secondary School!

January 2019 marks 10 years of Hoja Secondary School, the inspiration behind our Schools for Life programme. From a disused tobacco factory to six consecutive years top performing school in the region, what a difference 10 years makes! [caption id="attachment_7845" align="alignleft" width="300"] The disused tobacco factory that became Hoja Secondary.[/caption] The founder of Hoja Project,…
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World Religion Day

This Sunday the world will celebrate the “World Religion Day”. The day aims to build awareness of different cultures and religions and promote mutual understanding and tolerance between peoples from different backgrounds. This is especially important in contemporary times, as hatred, racism and intolerance are growing and causing more and more issues, such as hate…
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Menstruation and Education

By Lucy Graves, COCO Volunteer COCO believes that education is vitally important in creating opportunities for breaking out of the cycle of poverty, yet there remains so many avoidable barriers standing in the way between children and a quality education. UNICEF estimates that 1 in 10 girls in Africa miss school due to their periods.…
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Will volunteers in Songea

By Will Farr So, you want to know what it’s like to volunteer overseas with COCO, hmm? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Just last month, I was dispatched to the Ruvuma region of southern Tanzania to conduct research into the permaculture training that COCO’s partners the Hoja Project run, and talk first-hand with…
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