Portfolio Category: Sustain

Global Batwa Outreach

The Batwa are an indigenous tribe who lived in forests in western Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under pressure from conservation groups, the Batwa were expelled from the forest in 1991 to protect the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Unfortunately the Batwa were offered little integration into wider society, this resulted in exploitation with the…
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Olomayani Nursery

Olomayani (or “Blessings”) is a nursery in the village of Eluwai in the predominately Maasai area of Northern Tanzania. The nursery was started in 2006 through the initiative of a group of villagers under the shade of a large tree at the Women’s Cultural Centre. With the support of the village chairman and local NGO’s,…
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WAMATA – People in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

WAMATA is an organisation established by members of the community living on the shores of Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi). WAMATA aims to tackle the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS, which is particularly prevalent in the local area. The two main reasons for the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the local area are a lack of…
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Food for Fees SHIKUWATA

In 2016, COCO invested in developing a Food for Fees programme for SHIKUWATA, an organisation educating disabled children, who are often left out of mainstream education. Altogether this has allowed 30 disabled children to go to school who would otherwise not have been able to do so. The organisation is working to counter stigmas against disabilities,…
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