Category Archives: Schools

The Importance of Gender Empowerment through Education and Opportunities

One of the many interlinked issues that COCO is working to alleviate is gender inequality. Such discrimination is often deeply ingrained into community life. Many members, without proper education and knowledge, fail to understand the positive impact women can have on society. There have, unfortunately, been some abhorrent stories about the treatment of women in…
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The Importance of Community-led Development Projects

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” Community-led development projects empower locals to lift themselves out of poverty, by allowing members to create and achieve locally owned visions and goals, with the starting help of charities like COCO…
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New classroom at Mercy Primary!

A massive thank you to everyone who donated to the Mercy Classroom Appeal earlier this year. We are delighted that the classroom is now finished and that the students in class 8 are now enjoying learning in a cool, safe classroom! [caption id="attachment_7541" align="alignleft" width="250"] Jess opening the new classroom.[/caption]   Last month, Jess visited…
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Mercy Primary Classroom Progress

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our appeal to build a new classroom at Mercy Primary School in Kenya. Previously, students were learning in temporary classrooms made of corrugated iron, which were hot, dark and dangerous. One year group will soon have a safe, light, cool classroom to work in, with space to…
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