Projects we support

These are projects that are being supported by Cogito in association with partners.
Peace One Day
In September 1999 Jeremy Gilley founded the Peace Project Peace One Day and in 2001 he achieved his objective of seeing the United Nations adopt September 21 as World Peace Day.This formally established an annual day of Global Cease Fire which is being established as an institution across the world.Peace One Day is now working to make Peace Day 2012 a Global Truce to herald the largest reduction in global violence, both domestically and internationally.

Young Stars

Young Stars is a campaign started by young people from the London Borough of Newham. They have created a Peace Pledge for young people who wish to avoid gang memberships and the violence associated with them.

Young Stars, who are now supported by Catalyst in Communities, are working in partnership with Peace One Day to get the Peace Pledge signed by as many people as possible in all 5 Olympic Boroughs by Peace Day 2012- the day of Global Truce

View the Young Stars website and the campaign on Facebook


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Aware Yet  

aware Yet? ManifestoThe aware Yet? Campaign began as a guerilla marketing exercise during the Social Enterprise World Forum 2011 in Johannesburg.
The campaign aimed to affix a sticker with the characteristic eyes of the campaign onto every participant at the event, in recognition of the youth  unemployed in South Africa.Cogito now distributes these stickers to affix on mobile phones in the UK – watch out for them.3 million young people are now unemployed in South Africa and nearly 1 million in the UK, countries with similar populations.

Aware Yet is now being promoted in the UK.


Village Scribe Association

vsa sticker The VSA supports carefully selected practical projects and activities of various agencies that bring marginalised rural areas in South Africa into the knowledge society, which meet our criteria and make use of synergy effects among each other to maximize results. In the future, new projects may be initiated and developed using the operating experience gained from past projects.

Nepal Village Foundation  
Nepal Village Foundation (NVE) is a London based small grassroots organisation which works with local partners and groups in Nepal to improve the livelihoods of the poorest people in rural Nepal.NVE focus mainly on empowering women, supporting girls education, health education and promoting economic development.
NVF has a trading arm which will support fundraising.

Alchemy World  

Alchemy World empowers young adults in Ethiopia to become successful entrepreneurs that are financially self-sufficient and capable of employing others.The objective is to alleviate poverty in the poorest communities, this is achieved through social entrepreneurship, focused education and a business support programme.

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See the case study for an example of Alchemy’s work:

Hindo and Helen