Our Autumn Newsletter, 2019
Our bi-annual newsletters offer a unique opportunity to step into the world of the children we work with and find out how, with your support, they are building peace and opportunity in Colombia!
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“I’m learning skills that will help me for the rest of my life,” enthuses 13-year-old Alicia from Quibdó. “The project has kept me and my friends away from violence and helped us discover our talents.”
Hear from Alicia about how she is helping to change the image of her neighbourhood.
We are delighted to tell you about our plan to take our partnership work to the next level – for the first time in CCC history we are planning a collaboration between our Colombian partners and another UK-based children’s rights organisation, Theatre for a Change.
We want to teach children and young people to write and perform interactive theatre productions, as a means of helping them to find their voice, tell their stories, discover shared experiences, and directly engage with adults in positions of power.
Find out how this project works and, crucially, how you can help us get it started!
Last year we worked with 2,066 children and young people and 1,162 adults. In this article, we give you an insight into what these numbers mean in practice, and we explain which children’s rights our work has been protecting and promoting.
Children from our partner project in Buenaventura recently set up a kitchen garden outside their community centre. Read here about how the activity brought different generations together and showed the adults that children can be a great force for good in their community, which has suffered decades of violence and neglect. There’s also a very touching quote from one of the participants!
A thank you to all our supporters and volunteers who make our work possible!
Meet this season’s Star Supporters, get inspired by their amazing fundraising efforts, and find out about upcoming events and activities that you can get involved in!
“You have helped children like Alicia believe they can change their world …this is not only because of the money that you give. It is also because when young people in Quibdó hear that 150 of you turned up to our Thames Walk to support them, or that hundreds of you read our newsletters, it gives them strength and makes them realise that they are not alone.”
A message for you from our Executive Director, Duncan Millar.
“I have had the opportunity to get to know people with extensive experience of protecting the rights of Colombian children. Their expertise and passion for seeking the best for children and young people are clear.”
The newest member of our team, Juan Sebastian Londoño, our Project Officer in Bogotá, writes about his first impressions of working for CCC.