Category Archives: Education

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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International Day for Tolerance

Today is the International Day for Tolerance, a day when the world celebrates toleration, acceptance of difference and peaceful coexistence. Last year, UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay’s summarised very well what tolerance is: “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.”…
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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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