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.

Make a donation

£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: Will children in Colombia finally know peace?

As Colombia signs an historic peace deal, we look at the role children can play in creating a post-conflict future.

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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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Become a Children Change Colombia Promoter

Interested in getting involved? Join us at our next Promoter Induction Meeting on Saturday 17th September, 2016 to find out how you can help us raise funds and increase awareness about our work. 

RSVP now!