Monthly Archives: November 2015

Environment and Energy

This week, we are looking at some more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are concerned with the environment and sustainable energy. In our 15 years, COCO has raised over £2.8 million. We know that barriers to education often involve environmental factors or problems concerning sustainable, reliable energy. However, working together, we can…
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Here come the girls!

As you probably know, we have been tracing how COCO is helping to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This week, we are investigating inequality. Many of the SDGs target inequality in some form, but two goals in particular focus on this issue. SDG 5 is all about achieving gender equality and empowering women…
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Guest blog: Veronica joins the COCO volunteers

My name is Veronica and I am from Caracas, Venezuela. I left my home to learn a new language and a different culture in Ireland, and after two years I found myself living in Newcastle and volunteering for COCO. Once I finished my course in Ireland and before going back to South America I decided to spend…
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World Teacher’s Day 2015

Earlier this month, UNESCO celebrated World Teacher’s Day. World Teacher’s Day provides an opportunity to thank and celebrate the life-changing work that education professionals conduct every day around the world. Events were held across the globe to celebrate the occasion. World Teacher’s Day is a great opportunity to thank our teachers, but we should not forget…
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