Category Archives: COCO Team

COCO’s Schools for Life programme in a global context

A brief blog on my Masters dissertation – Jess Hamer I finished my Masters in International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development) in August, and was lucky enough to write my final dissertation on COCO’s Schools for Life programme.  I went to Ruvuma, Tanzania where Oswin, Elisha and Max from Hoja Project kindly helped me undertake…
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My First Day As A COCO Volunteer – Lorenzo Wareham

Hi, my name is Lorenzo and I have just started volunteering at COCO as part of the career development module for final year students at Newcastle University. I study Geography here at Newcastle, a subject which, while I enjoy it immensely, does not directly lead into any particular job at the end of the three…
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My visit to the UK – Oswin Mahundi

Visiting the UK is always very educational for me, and has huge benefits for the communities that I work with and visit in East Africa when I return home. One of the things I learnt on this trip is the importance of good communication and positive interactions between students and teachers in quality of learning. …
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Perse and Sarah’s Internship Blog

We are currently students at the University of Sunderland; studying a Social Science and Sociology degree, and were given the opportunity to join COCO on a 4 week placement. We both wanted practical experience in the fields we were studying and COCO seemed like the perfect opportunity! We have been working on an impact report…
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