Category Archives: Tanzania

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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CHALLENGING THE NARRATIVE: CHILD MARRIAGE IN TANZANIA

Ending child marriage is not one of COCO's main aims, however no one aspect of development can be looked at in isolation, everything is connected, and education plays an important role in provoking change. Read this blog by COCO volunteer Emma to find out how COCO's work indirectly works to reducing child marriage in Tanzania.…
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Human Rights in Tanzania

During the past few weeks, Tanzanian human rights abuses have hit international news. Denmark has decreased its aid for Tanzania, the EU is reviewing its policies, and the World Bank has already cancelled and later reaffirmed a massive loan for Tanzania. These are reactions to the Tanzanian government’s homophobic comments and actions against the LGBT+…
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