Hoja Secondary

Optimized-2013 07 Liganga Students at Hoja Sec RB (6)Hoja Secondary School is the inspiration behind our Schools for Life programme. We started working with the community in Songea, Southern Tanzania in 2008. What was once a disused tobacco factory was transformed into Hoja Secondary School, graduates from which have achieved the top results of 183 schools in the region for four years running! The school is now operationally self-sustainable, providing education for 320 students and employment for 15 members of staff.

In the last year, new beds for the dormitories were bought to increase capacity, staff visited other schools to improve teaching methods and a water filter was bought to improve the safety of drinking water. Two computer tablets were also bought as a trial, with the hope of buying more in the future to teach the children IT skills and provide an easy place to keep all notes and materials.

  • Hoja Sustainable Agriculture Training

    Hoja Sustainable Agriculture Training

    COCO, alongside partners The Hoja Project, has been providing sustainable agriculture training to members of the community since 2011. Sustainable agriculture training…

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  • Hoja Secondary Photo Gallery

    Hoja Secondary Photo Gallery

    From graduation ceremonies to traditional dance performances, here is a look at some pictures from Hoja Secondary.

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  • Rehema Ng’wvi

    Rehema Ng’wvi

    Rehema is 28 years old and graduated from Muungano VTC at Hoja Secondary School in 2010. Rehema chose to attend…

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  • Eusebius Mumba

    Eusebius Mumba

    Eusebius is 28 years old and graduated from Muungano VTC at Hoja Secondary School in 2010. Eusebius chose to attend…

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  • Mariam Mawila

    Mariam Mawila

    COCO has partnered with the Nuru Fund to distribute solar lamps in East Africa since 2013. The first ever distribution of…

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  • Augustino Ndonde

    Augustino Ndonde

    Augustino is a 19 year old student at Hoja Secondary School in Tanzania. Augustino lives in the boys' dormitory at…

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  • Hoja Solar Classroom

    Hoja Solar Classroom

    One way in which Hoja Secondary has set itself apart from other schools in Tanzania is through the use of…

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  • The Hoja Project

    The Hoja Project

    The Hoja Project is COCO's main implementation partner in Tanzania. Alongside Hoja, COCO has been able to complete many diverse…

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