Category Archives: Schools for Life

Sport and Development – Lorenzo Wareham

Over the past two decades there has been an ever increasing importance placed on the role sport can play in aiding a number of different development agendas around the world. Sport transcends both language and cultural differences, having the potential to convey powerful messages of peace and development. Sport can also improve the quality of…
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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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Marginalised Groups – Gender

COCO's belief is that every child should have access to good quality education, regardless of their race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor. Unfortunately, often people from certain groups are marginalised and are left behind by development. COCO recently conducted a survey with our project partners in East Africa to gather information on…
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