Run for Africa -You can help children access quality education.

University of Sunderland in London

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development” – Kofi Annan

It is critically important to realise that there are less privileged individuals in the world, not having access to education. According to a report by UNESCO (2013) there were 4.6 million children were denied the chance to go to school. As an education provider, it is imperative for us to contribute in helping people accessing education. At University of Sunderland in London, we live by our motto “life changing”.  As a student, there are many ways you can get involved and support the cause! You can also boost your CV by joining Team Coco who we proudly sponsor.

Team COCO is a virtual running club dedicated to raising funds for COCO through events and challenges. Members can take as much or as little from the club as they wish! Their virtual running club gives you the support and benefits of being a running club member, but the flexibility to run when suits you. From beginner to ultra-marathon runner, Team COCO will support you in your running efforts and ensure that your running makes a difference, not just to you but to thousands of children in East Africa.

Benefits of being a Team COCO member:

  • Access to the Team COCO members’ forum and Facebook group to share tips and stories
  • Priority to COCO‘s guaranteed charity places in running events
  • Discounted entry to lots of races
  • Special discounts with running brands
  • A welcome letter from COCO co-founder and running legend Steve Cram CBE
  • Not to mention your fabulous orange team COCO running top!
  • And most importantly, the satisfaction of knowing that every stride is making a real difference to disadvantaged children in East Africa

Or if running isn’t your thing…


Maasai Cycle Challenge
March 2018
Cycle 150km of combined heights higher than Kilimanjaro across Kenyan Maasailand. Experience Maasai culture, spot East African wildlife, and visit the communities your fundraising will support.

MoroccoTrek in Morocco
Easter 2018
An amazing new challenge, combining the contrasting landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, climbing Mount Toubkal, with the trekking in the Sahara Desert. Included in the challenge is a tour in Marrakech and camel rides.
More info and sign up now

Climb Kilimanjaro
June 2018 

The challenge of a lifetime, climbing to the Roof of Africa. A tough physical challenge, but one that you will never forget! Amazing views, fantastic atmosphere and friends for life. Visit communities COCO works with before the trek.