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488. Reviving Coop Awareness, One University at a Time

In Israel, where the Cooperative Movement has deep roots and was the main driving force in building a modern Economy, even before the creation of the State, one Consumer Coop has decided to put coop awareness back on the agenda. For the first time in 15 years, Coop Israel and Tel Aviv University, one of […]

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484. Parents build a nursery together

Halandri Parents SCE is a Social Cooperative Enterprise created by a group of parents to address the need to offer childcare services to preschool and school-age children and their families. Its main activities include: Developing an information network with regard to issues pertaining to preschool, primary and secondary education. Developing welfare structures for preschool and school-age […]

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475. Pulling Nigerians Out of Poverty

Nigeria, the “Giant of Africa”, has the continent’s largest population and economy, now worth over $500 billion thanks in large part to its oil reserves. This wealth, however, has not stopped 60% of Nigerians living in extreme poverty, nor youth unemployment being close to 80%. Peter Obiorah, president of the De Parach Multipurpose Co-operative Society, […]

472. Community Night at the Co-op: A Platform for Health Education

With a tight economy and limited funding for our public school system, every kid and parent is probably aware of what the word “fundraiser” means. Whether it be door to door pizza, cookie, or coffee sales, there is always a great school cause to raise money for. Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs) are also turning to various […]

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463. Fun and Games and Cooperatives

When the game Monopoly was originally designed in 1903, its end goal was not driving other players to bankruptcy, but to encourage players to cooperate, paying rent into a common pot and achieving a happier shared prosperity. But when the game was patented and sold to Parker Brothers in the 1930s, its economic lesson changed. […]