Category Archives: COCO Team

20 years since COCO’s journey began!

On the 20th of May 1998, co-founders Steve Cram CBE and Jim Panton ran the Bosnia Comrades ultramarathon - and COCO's journey began! Steve, Jim and king of Comrades Bruce Fordyce had a chat to reminisce on the race that inspired the start of COCO and to reflect on how so much has happened as…
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The Importance of Education – Oswin Mahundi

Part of the reason that COCO has such a positive impact overseas for such a small organisation is because of the passion that everyone who supports COCO has for providing brighter futures for children across the world. Oswin Mahundi, COCO’s Tanzanian Programmes Director definitely shares this passion, and puts in to words so well the…
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COCO’s Schools for Life programme in a global context

A brief blog on my Masters dissertation – Jess Hamer I finished my Masters in International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development) in August, and was lucky enough to write my final dissertation on COCO’s Schools for Life programme.  I went to Ruvuma, Tanzania where Oswin, Elisha and Max from Hoja Project kindly helped me undertake…
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My First Day As A COCO Volunteer – Lorenzo Wareham

Hi, my name is Lorenzo and I have just started volunteering at COCO as part of the career development module for final year students at Newcastle University. I study Geography here at Newcastle, a subject which, while I enjoy it immensely, does not directly lead into any particular job at the end of the three…
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