It has been a year since the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) were agreed upon by global leaders, which aim to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. The work that COCO does also works towards these goals. Global Goals week aims to make as much noise about the SDGs as possible, to make sure the world is still committed to making the goals a reality, we’re helping with this, and also using it as an opportunity to celebrate what COCO is helping to achieve!
COCO find sustainable and innovative solutions to poverty, ensuring children in remote regions in the developing world can access education. We believe that ensuring children have access to a good quality education is the best way of breaking the cycle of poverty.
One of the elements of our Schools for Life programme is food. Food is sustainably grown in a food forest providing students with nutritious food and teaching the importance of a healthy diet – meaning children are healthy and able to reach their full potential.
WAMATA is one of our newest partners in Tanzania, they are working to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in the area – where lack of education and vulnerability mean that there is a high prevalence of HIV, and lack of knowledge on how to counter this. Women are often coerced or forced into sex for access to fish or through boredom. Community gardens are providing employment and a space to educate the community on the spread and dangers of HIV/AIDS.