Category Archives: Education

AidEx Conference, 2019 – by Oswin and Kesheni

In September 2019, we - Oswin Mahundi and Kesheni Sengo - attended an AidEx conference in Nairobi on 'The Importance of Inclusiveness to the Global Progress'. The conference covered a range of topics relating to inclusivity as an integral part of sustainable development. 1. Partnership and Poverty Alleviation Here the emphasis was on collaboration, rather…
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Volunteering at COCO – Barbara Pressendo

My name is Barbara and I’ve been volunteering at COCO for four weeks as a fundraising admin. I study Theology and Religion at Durham University but in my spare time developed a strong interest in International Development after being President of the International Development Society. I wanted to learn more about the inner workings of…
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PreSchools for Life!

Pre-school education is a very important stage of a child’s development, by the age of five, 90% of a child’s brain has already developed. It helps children make friends and prepare for formal education, and equal, affordable access can help close the inequality gap. In Tanzania, only 34% of pre-primary children are in school. There…
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The Importance of Gender Empowerment through Education and Opportunities

One of the many interlinked issues that COCO is working to alleviate is gender inequality. Such discrimination is often deeply ingrained into community life. Many members, without proper education and knowledge, fail to understand the positive impact women can have on society. There have, unfortunately, been some abhorrent stories about the treatment of women in…
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