“COCO is an international children’s charity that is working towards a world where every child, everywhere has access to a quality education. COCO’s current focus is on providing sustainable sources of quality education in East Africa. Through working with partner schools and organisations in the region, COCO aim to create sustainable schools through our Schools for Life programme. The programme has been a resounding success and our first partner school, Hoja Secondary, is now fully self-sufficient. Hoja Secondary has achieved the best results in the region for five years running and COCO are now seeking to replicate its success in our other partner schools. COCO also work to empower the wider community where our partner schools are located, which enables more children to attend school. We do this through schemes such as our Small Loans programme and our Sustainable Agriculture Training programme, which increases annual income by 284% on average.
Overland Event passport holders will find a COCO stand at the event where you can learn about how you can help provide brighter futures in East Africa, as well as the best places to visit on your ride!”
In 2019, the Overland Event was proud to be supporting the work of two charities: Unseen UK and Motorcycle Outreach. Watch the videos below to find out a little more about what they do.
“Modern Slavery is real. It is happening in our communities. We interact with it, often unaware of the forms it takes in nail bars, car washes, or even further down in the supply chains of our smartphone manufacturers and our favourite coffee producers. Unseen is working towards a world without slavery and we need you to help us make this a reality.”
“Healthcare delivery in rural areas clearly depends on transport, and the vehicles used need to be systematically selected and maintained. Motorcycle Outreach is a registered charity (non-profit) which assists governmental and non governmental organisations to do exactly this.”