Category Archives: Education

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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CHALLENGING THE NARRATIVE: CHILD MARRIAGE IN TANZANIA

Ending child marriage is not one of COCO's main aims, however no one aspect of development can be looked at in isolation, everything is connected, and education plays an important role in provoking change. Read this blog by COCO volunteer Emma to find out how COCO's work indirectly works to reducing child marriage in Tanzania.…
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Ward Hadaway Saves Mshangano Secondary!

Mshangano Secondary was saved from closure last month, thanks to the fantastic team runners at Ward Hadaway who raised funds in the their 3 Points North challenge. Mshangano Secondary is one of our newest partner Schools for Life. The school was struggling and turned to Hoja Project and COCO for support. From being outside the…
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World Toilet Day 2018

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO Volunteer Today we celebrate the World Toilet Day for the fifth year. The day aims to raise awareness that billions of people around the world still lack proper sanitation facilities and that everyday people are killed because of diseases spread by human waste. Sanitation is arguably a bigger security threat than…
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