Category Archives: Schools for Life

COCO Celebrates International Year of Indigenous Languages

This year the world celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages. It is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of preserving and promoting the diversity of languages and cultures. To celebrate this, COCO will publish a blog series introducing a few of the local languages spoken in the areas where COCO works. By Valtteri…
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Jeff to cycle Kenya for COCO!

One of the faces of North East TV is helping an international children’s charity by tackling a 200-mile cycling challenge in Africa later this year.  Jeff Brown, who presents Look North on BBC1, has signed up for the Victoria Cycle Challenge, an initiative being run by North East based international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of…
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10 years of Hoja Secondary School!

January 2019 marks 10 years of Hoja Secondary School, the inspiration behind our Schools for Life programme. From a disused tobacco factory to six consecutive years top performing school in the region, what a difference 10 years makes! [caption id="attachment_7845" align="alignleft" width="300"] The disused tobacco factory that became Hoja Secondary.[/caption] The founder of Hoja Project,…
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Menstruation and Education

By Lucy Graves, COCO Volunteer COCO believes that education is vitally important in creating opportunities for breaking out of the cycle of poverty, yet there remains so many avoidable barriers standing in the way between children and a quality education. UNICEF estimates that 1 in 10 girls in Africa miss school due to their periods.…
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