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486. Working together for a cooperative future

In this video 9 worker and social cooperatives worldwide tell their story. Produced in a collaborative manner by CICOPA, the international organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producer’s Cooperatives and its regional organizations in Europe and Mercosur: CECOP-CICOPA Europe and CICOPA Mercosur , with the help of Cooperar, the Cooperative confederation of the Argentinian Republic, […]

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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, […]

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471. Science like you have never seen

Gruppo Pleiadi was born from a desire: the desire to teach science to children having fun, with practice and experimentation. Alessio Scaboro and Lucio Biondaro, when they were kids, certainly would have liked to find this kind of science in their schools. This is why in 2009 they founded a type A cooperative, in Padua, […]

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434. Extending horizons and opportunities through worker cooperatives in Uganda

As many youths in Uganda face the unemployment crisis, the youths in Bwongera, in the South West of the country, have a different story to tell. They have managed to create jobs for themselves. They have formed a worker cooperative to construct fish ponds for farmers. The group consists of 40 members that started in […]

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426. A Brief History of Students’ Co-op Incorporated

Built in 1908, the building is a contributing property to the Fraternity Row Historic District and is the 2nd oldest chapter house remaining at the University of Minnesota. And in 1940, the building was transformed to the self-owned and operated Students’ Cooperative Inc. Since then the co-op has thrived as an inclusive, welcoming home to […]