Category Archives: FOCUSSA Primary

Kajambo! Learn Luganda

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO volunteer This is the fourth part of our blog series celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Here you can read the previous blogs and practice more Luhya, Luo and Maasai. For the previous weeks, the focus was on the languages largely spoken in Kenya. This week we will turn westwards…
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Happy Jamhuri Day!

Today, Kenya celebrates Jamhuri Day. The day has a double meaning, in 1963 it marked independence and freedom from the British Empire, and in 1964 it was the day when Kenya joined the Commonwealth as a republic. The following blog looks at the history and presence of Kenya and what COCO does there. Kenya’s history…
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Fantastic progress at FOCUSSA

There’s a hill that you have to go over when approaching FOCUSSA Primary School. As you reach the brow of the hill, you can look down at the school site. On my bus journey to Matayos, in western Kenya, I was imagining reaching the brow of the hill and seeing how much had changed since…
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FOCUSSA Appeal Update

In April, we launched an appeal to our supporters. The email explained that a classroom block at FOCUSSA Primary School had collapsed due to poor weather. The school faced closure due to having insufficient facilities. The response from our supporters was phenomenal. Within a few days of the appeal being launched, we had generated sufficient…
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