Category Archives: Kenya

Mercy Primary Classroom Progress

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our appeal to build a new classroom at Mercy Primary School in Kenya. Previously, students were learning in temporary classrooms made of corrugated iron, which were hot, dark and dangerous. One year group will soon have a safe, light, cool classroom to work in, with space to…
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Jess’ visit to Kenya

Jess recently visited Kenya and wrote an opinion piece about her visit which was published in The Journal. In case you missed it, here's what was it said! I’ve been working at COCO for over five years now, initially as a volunteer, then as a part time Communications and Development Officer before completing my Masters…
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International Day of Happiness – Lorenzo Wareham

The International Day of Happiness is a United Nations observed day which aims to promote the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal. It is held annually on the 20th March and has been celebrated worldwide since its inception in 2013. The day has helped states and development agencies recognise that ‘progress’ should not be…
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Mercy Fishpond Update

The fishpond at Mercy Primary School is now complete!  The fish are due to arrive any day now, and then the fishpond will be up and running and local women will be able to buy their fish there instead of from local fishermen, who often force women to have sex with them before selling them…
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