Category Archives: Schools for Life

The Importance of Gender Empowerment through Education and Opportunities

One of the many interlinked issues that COCO is working to alleviate is gender inequality. Such discrimination is often deeply ingrained into community life. Many members, without proper education and knowledge, fail to understand the positive impact women can have on society. There have, unfortunately, been some abhorrent stories about the treatment of women in…
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The Hoja Teacher Training and Learning (TTL) Centre

Jess and Oswin outside the Hoja Teacher Training and Learning (TTL) Centre in 2017 The success of COCO’s Schools for Life programme has highlighted the need to spread such initiatives throughout Tanzania and the East African region. Whilst the exam results of members of the Schools for Life project have been impressive, these results do…
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Kajambo! Learn Luganda

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO volunteer This is the fourth part of our blog series celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Here you can read the previous blogs and practice more Luhya, Luo and Maasai. For the previous weeks, the focus was on the languages largely spoken in Kenya. This week we will turn westwards…
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Supa! Era supat? Time to learn Maasai culture and Maa language

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO volunteer This is the third blog of our blog series introducing various East African local languages, as COCO celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages. If you missed the previous blogs or have already forgotten all the Luhya and Luo phrases… Don’t worry, you can go and revise Luhya here and…
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