Support, empower and protect children and young people that are survivors or are at risk of the most neglected issues in Colombia, by strengthening local grassroots to positively impact their communities and defend their rights in the long term.
Create a better everyday life for the children and young people who are survivors or at risk from Colombia’s most neglected issues.
Over 69,600 children to overcome the trauma of poverty, armed conflict, displacement, and lack of education.
This has been achieved through collaborations with grassroots social organisations in Colombia. To date we have raised £ 14 million to fund 55 projects.
Since 1991, we have been working in partnership with local children’s organisations who have a proven record in defending the rights of children most affected by poverty, inequality and conflict.
With our partners, we protect these children from violence, sexual exploitation and neglect, keep them out of the hands of armed groups, and help them demand change. Importantly, we also work with adults – parents, teachers, policy makers – to help them keep children safe now and protect them in the long-term.
Children Change Colombia’s institutional values represent the values that the organisation needs to develop or strengthen to meet the goals it has agreed to achieve in the next 5 years. These values should be used to inform decision-making.
A child’s vulnerability often has multiple causes and many different people and institutions have an influence on their welfare: for example, a child’s risk of being a victim of commercial sexual exploitation is affected by their parents’ economic situation, the quality of their local school, the professionalism of their social worker and the protection they receive from the police.
For this reason, Children Change Colombia believes that if all children in Colombia are to enjoy their right to a safe and happy childhood, children, families, communities, government and non-government agencies must work together.