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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.

Make a donation

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: Celebrating International Day of Families

To mark ‘International Day of Families’ here's an interview with Germán and Amalia who are foster parents of two boys in Bogotá, helping them to reintegrate into society after they escaped an armed group.

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The chance of a better education

We believe that no matter where a child lives, their gender, race or ability, they have the right to a safe and fulfilling childhood. Read Cristina's story, from our Spring Newsletter, and you can help make her dream of a quality education and all the opportunities it can bring a reality.

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Our BBC Radio 4 Appeal with Tom Hollander

We're delighted to announce that on Sunday 19th May, Hollywood actor and Colombia fan Tom Hollander will present the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on our behalf. And...we have a special message from Tom himself explaining why he supports CCC and why he hopes you will too!

Hear from Tom Hollander now!

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Thames Walk & Run - Saturday 8th June

Supporting our work is a walk in the park! This 10 mile sponsored walk in Richmond is the perfect opportunity to spend a summer day in the park with the CCC team and community, learn more about our work and help us raise funds in support of vulnerable children in Colombia.

Register today