COCO’s mission is to provide sustainable sources of quality education to children living in poor and marginalised communities in East Africa. We work in partnership with local organisations to develop community owned and run schools, which provide excellent quality education in a sustainable way, to reduce reliance on external support and empower the community to be able to lift themselves out of poverty. Alongside supporting the development of the school, we support parents and caregivers to increase their income to be able to better meet the basic needs of their children by providing sustainable agriculture training and small loans.

We believe that a quality education provides children with the skills and knowledge to reach their full potential. Training in vocational skills, encouraging creativity and confidence, and teaching social skills are prioritised alongside ensuring academic quality. Our beneficiaries are some of the most disadvantaged children, living in communities with non-existent or inadequate educational opportunities. We encourage equality of access, promoting the education of girls in areas where traditionally girls do not go to school. We prioritise capacity building and local ownership, to promote sustainability and longevity, and to put the needs of the children and beneficiaries first.



What we believe

COCO believes that all children, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstance should have the opportunity to receive an education.
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support us

You can support the work that we do by donating, taking part in one of our challenge events or by fundraising for us.

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Schools for Life

education for all

Launched in 2014, Schools for Life combines six elements to provide a sustainable source of excellent education for communities across East Africa.
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Our Impact

what we do

Find out about how COCO's work impacts local communities and helps children access an education.

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COCO's Schools for Life programme seeks to combine six key elements to provide quality education for children living in poor and marginalised communities. Read more about them here. 


COCO Chronicles

Find out about all the latest goings on from the COCO Team, our project partners in East Africa, and the amazing things our lovely supporters get up to!

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take part

COCO has a full programme of events and challenges for our supporters to get involved in, we have something for everyone!

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What you can do

make a difference

Find out more about what you can do and how far funds can go.

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