Category Archives: Tanzania

Jovai! Learn Ngoni language

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO volunteer This is the fifth article of our blog series celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Previously, there have been blogs on Luhya, Luo, Maa and Luganda languages. If you have missed them or have already forgotten how to say hi in Luhya or thanks in Maa, I urge you…
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COCO Celebrates International Year of Indigenous Languages

This year the world celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages. It is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of preserving and promoting the diversity of languages and cultures. To celebrate this, COCO will publish a blog series introducing a few of the local languages spoken in the areas where COCO works. By Valtteri…
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10 years of Hoja Secondary School!

January 2019 marks 10 years of Hoja Secondary School, the inspiration behind our Schools for Life programme. From a disused tobacco factory to six consecutive years top performing school in the region, what a difference 10 years makes! [caption id="attachment_7845" align="alignleft" width="300"] The disused tobacco factory that became Hoja Secondary.[/caption] The founder of Hoja Project,…
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Will volunteers in Songea

By Will Farr So, you want to know what it’s like to volunteer overseas with COCO, hmm? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Just last month, I was dispatched to the Ruvuma region of southern Tanzania to conduct research into the permaculture training that COCO’s partners the Hoja Project run, and talk first-hand with…
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