The original Cookie Bar launched in 2011 and was officially opened
by Lord Joffe, patron of COINS Foundation.
Coffee and cookies
We serve freshly roasted coffee, home-baked cookies and a range of sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks.
Business as a force of good
The Cookie Bar is a locally run social enterprise – we’re running it for profit, as a business. But we invest our profits socially – half goes to schools, and half to projects supported by COINS Foundation.
Real-life work experience
The Cookie Bar provides an environment for pupils to experience all aspects of running a business and helps young people in their journeys to become social and economic contributors.
We’re using a lot of technology in our Cookie Bar. Why? Because the new technologies don’t recognise physical disability – they recognise intellectual capability. Students using technology can be set free – socially, economically and creatively – but in a controlled environment.
Projects we support
By choosing to patronise the Cookie Bar, you make a contribution
to wider society. This could be supporting a housing microfinance
programme in Uganda, helping clients to take out home improvement
loans. Or your support could help to build and run new secondary schools
in Zambia, where thousands of children are without access to secondary education.
At the Cookie Bar we offer:
Macs and iPads
Children’s play area
Art exhibited and for sale by local artists
African arts and crafts for sale