Category Archives: Projects

Top of the Region… Again!

Last week, graduates from Hoja Secondary School achieved the highest results in its region of 181 schools for the fourth year running! The success of Hoja Secondary is now being replicated elsewhere in East Africa through COCO’s Schools for Life programme. So, why does Hoja Secondary perform so well? Graduates from Tanzanian primary schools take…
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A Visit to Our Latest Partners

After last weeks cycle challenge, this week has been very different. This is the first time I have brought my other half, Colin, to a COCO project and he has been given the task of photographer and film editor to earn his keep! We left the cool Nairobi climate for the heat and humidity of…
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Brad gets up to speed on a local trend in Kenya…

Here we have the first instalment of Brad’s blog chronicling his current trip to visit our project partners in Kenya and Tanzania. On my first day working on this visit I sat eating lunch with George, who is coordinating the development of Mercy Primary School close to Mbita in Kenya. The TV in the corner went…
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Communities Combine: Shared Knowledge Speeds Up Development

As COCO partner rural communities, we’re used to operating in areas well off the beaten track. In rural areas, basic building materials can suffer inflated prices due to the high transport cost and their scarce supply in the area. With this in mind, it is often necessary to be innovative to keep construction costs down.…
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