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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: Marking 10 years of legal abortion in Colombia

Our partner Si Mujer celebrated this significant achievement for women's reproductive rights by organising a pulic awareness-raising campaign led by youth leaders from their project.

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What do we mean "Children Change Colombia"?

We believe that children can make changes that make them safer and happier on different levels in their life, from changes in their own relationships through to community development and government policy.

Read more in our online Spring Newsletter

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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 film their day to day lives to show how they change as a result of the project.

Watch the video here

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Supporting our work is a walk in the park!

Join us for our 10 mile walk on Saturday 11th June starting in Richmond station, continuing along the Thames Pathway before heading into the regal wilderness of Richmond Park. 

For more information and to register