Category Archives: Education

COCO and Disabilities – Emma Silvester

COCO’s vision is a world where every child has access to quality education, and that includes children with disabilities. The UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNCRPD (2006) estimates indicate that only between 1 and 5% of disabled children attend any form of school in developing countries. The vast majority are still…
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Jess’ visit to Kenya

Jess recently visited Kenya and wrote an opinion piece about her visit which was published in The Journal. In case you missed it, here's what was it said! I’ve been working at COCO for over five years now, initially as a volunteer, then as a part time Communications and Development Officer before completing my Masters…
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International Day of Happiness – Lorenzo Wareham

The International Day of Happiness is a United Nations observed day which aims to promote the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal. It is held annually on the 20th March and has been celebrated worldwide since its inception in 2013. The day has helped states and development agencies recognise that ‘progress’ should not be…
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Marginalised Groups – Gender

COCO's belief is that every child should have access to good quality education, regardless of their race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor. Unfortunately, often people from certain groups are marginalised and are left behind by development. COCO recently conducted a survey with our project partners in East Africa to gather information on…
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