COCO’s mission is to provide sustainable sources of quality education to children living in poor, marginalised communities in East Africa. So, when our Partnerships Manager Jess was introduced to Global Teacher Founder Chris Nutman and his innovative, sustainable plan for sharing educational resources across the world digitally, she jumped at the opportunity to join this inspiring movement.
Global Teacher is a north-east-based tech for good charity committed to making digital education accessible anywhere using the world’s first 3D printed, solar-powered projector named Pod. Supported by their #donateadoc movement which will enable valuable, digital educational content to be shared with those who simply don’t have access to vital learning material, this movement aims to reach one million marginalised students by 2025.
So where does COCO come in? Simply put, COCO is partnered with several schools in Kenya where POD can be simultaneously tested and benefit teachers and students for whom access to resources remains a significant barrier to learning.
“COCO is looking forward to collaborating with Global Teacher to improve the quality of education in partner schools in rural East Africa. In these schools, accessing learning resources is difficult and expensive, which hinders lesson planning and leaves staff and teachers without the information needed for effective learning. The idea will transform education for schools in the Global South. Global Teacher’s innovative technological design and passion for bringing opportunity to marginalised students are what makes the organisation unique, and we are sure that they will change the lives of thousands with their exciting programme.” – Jess Whitaker, Global Teacher Trustee and COCO Partnerships Manager.
On the 28th of January, Global Teacher are hosting their Northern Launch event for Pod. If you would like to get involved and show your support for this revolutionary movement, please register here: Global Teacher: Solar Powered Projector Launch Sponsored by Herman Miller Tickets, Fri, 28 Jan 2022 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite