Our Newsletters: 2017
A way out of conflict
Jairo was born into Colombia’s conflict. His mother suffered trauma as a result of her own experience of the conflict and struggled to care for him. With no one else looking out for him, Jairo dropped out of primary school and turned to the only people he thought could give him a purpose – he began running errands for a local armed group.
Then he found our new partner Circulo de Estudios. They helped him realise that he could be appreciated without having to resort to crime. Two years later he’s back in school and he’s known for his work helping younger children at the project, not the armed groups.
Jario's story shows that being born into conflict does not have to define a child’s life - with your support they can begin to build a safe, happy future for themselves.
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