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Children Change Colombia

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 a recent peace deal with the country's largest guerilla group, millions of Colombian 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. We believe that, with a knowledge of their rights and the confidence to assert them, children can transform their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.

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Over a year, just £3 a month could help an ex child soldier get his/her life back on track by paying for professional support for their foster family.

Children and young people in Colombia need your help to build the peaceful, safe and fulfilling future that is their right to enjoy. Please support them today!

News: “I challenge you to hear me”

The culmination of our three-year Comic Relief-funded project in Bogotá took the form of an ambitious youth-led forum exploring the challenges young people face within the Colombian juvenile justice system and how they think things can change.

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Our current partners

Partnerships are at the heart of what we do. Without our partners, we wouldn’t be able to make a lasting difference to the lives of children affected by poverty, conflict and neglect in Colombia. Follow the link to learn about our current partners and projects.

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Our Christmas Appeal

What is the most important thing about Christmas? Children in Colombia told us that Christmas means peace, prosperity and love. But for the children we support, these aren’t simply words on a Christmas card. They are very real things that the children have rarely known. Yet they haven’t given up hope of a different future, and at Christmas this hope is stronger than ever.

Help make children's hopes a reality

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I Love Latino Party - Friday 27th December

Don't miss our monthly Latin club night at Gabeto in Camden. Start your weekend off right, and join us to dance the night away to some of your favourite Salsa, Bachata and Reggaeton tunes. Tickets are £8 IN ADVANCE ONLY and Gabeto will donate this to CCC – it’s that easy to support us! 

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