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Children Change Colombia:

(Formerly Children of the Andes)

Defending the rights of children at risk in Colombia

We are the largest UK charity working exclusively in Colombia. We work with children and their families to challenge poverty, inequality, discrimination and violence. Despite a growing economy and prospects of an end to the long-running conflict, millions of children still face poverty, violence and exclusion from the opportunities presented by a changing society.

So whether they are threatened by forced displacement, sexual exploitation or recruitment into armed groups, whether denied education, a loving family or a place to play, we work to ensure that every child can claim their right to a safe and happy childhood and a fulfilling future.

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£101 could cover the cost of a conflict resolution workshop for 50 children, preventing violence and promoting peace.

Learn about how your donation helps.

News: Si Mujer hosts workshop on sexual health and rights for Children Change Colombia partners

Between the 27th - 29th June, our partner Si Mujer is hosting a workshop in Cali on sexual and reproductive health and rights for our 11 partner NGOs from across Colombia.

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How children can change Colombia

Our 25 years of experience working with children at risk have taught us that, when surrounded by supportive adults, children are capable of gaining the skills and the confidence to change their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.

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Video: Children are changing Colombia

After an introduction to filmmaking four young people at our partner Tiempo de Juego took control of the camera and filmed their day to day lives to show how they have changed as a result of the project.

Watch the video here

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Run the British 10K for Children Change Colombia

Participate in the UK's leading mass participation 10km road race taking place on Sunday 10th July. The route is through the heart of central London. Sign up by Friday 1st July, 2016.

Register now!