Category Archives: Education

New classroom at Mercy Primary!

A massive thank you to everyone who donated to the Mercy Classroom Appeal earlier this year. We are delighted that the classroom is now finished and that the students in class 8 are now enjoying learning in a cool, safe classroom! [caption id="attachment_7541" align="alignleft" width="250"] Jess opening the new classroom.[/caption]   Last month, Jess visited…
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A fantastic trip to Litisha

By Jess Hamer This is the second time that I have visited Litisha, and the second time I’ve left the village feeling totally inspired by the people there. The community are so motivated and are working hard to lift themselves and their children out of poverty. At COCO, we always listen to our partner communities…
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A letter to Hoja Project

We were very excited to hear that Hoja Project, our main implementation partner in Tanzania received a letter of recognition from the government for their excellent work developing the Ruvuma region of Southern Tanzania. Hoja Project has a great reputation in the region and has a good relationship with the government as a result, and…
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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY – VALTTERI NURMINEN

Today marks 25 years since the United Nations declared 17th of October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. But the history of the day traces back even further, to October 17th 1987, when over 100 000 people went to the streets of Paris responding to Father Joseph Wresinski’s call to end extreme…
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