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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. Founded in 1991, this year we are celebrating 30 years of working with children and their families to challenge poverty, inequality, discrimination and violence. Despite a growing economy and a peace deal with the country's largest guerrilla 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 an understanding 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: Project Talk

Join us on the 27th of May at 5pm GMT (11 am COT) for our annual Project Talk!

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Helping Colombia's children access education

This pandemic has held children and young people across the world back from receiving the education they deserve. Read what we've been doing to tackle this problem. 

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Giving children and young people a second chance

We believe that every child deserves a safe and happy childhood, and we place great emphasis on giving children who have suffered through conflict and violence a second chance. Find out more about our work on this issue.

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Project Talk Event

Join us on the 27th of May at 5pm GMT for our annual Project Talk! The evening offers our supporters a chance to gain a more detailed insight into our projects and the work we do to defend the rights of children at-risk in Colombia, as well as highlight the voices and stories of the children themselves. 

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