Understanding our impact

Over the past 33 years we’ve supported, over 72,942 children to overcome the trauma of poverty, armed conflict, displacement, and lack of education. Our years of working with children have convinced us that when children are able to speak up for their own rights, this is a powerful way to ensure that children’s rights are protected in a lasting and effective way. 

This has been achieved through collaborations with grassroots social organisations in Colombia. To date we have raised £15 million to fund 68 projects.

In order to back-up this conviction with evidence, we have developed a system that enables us to effectively measure and understand the impact of our work each year.

The information presented in our Impact Reports has been collated by our partners and assessed against a set of overarching indicators – verifiable changes that show we are achieving our key strategic aims of:

2023 Impact Highlights


We are pleased to be able to tell you that in 2023 we supported 7 local grassroots organisations with 9 different projects including our newest project in London: “Colombia Colores”.

We supported 3,522 children in Colombia, plus 40 children from London, and their families. We also conducted more than 30 workshops with our local partners – online and in person – as part of our capacity-building programme.


We worked on three ‘neglected issues’ in 2023:

  • Recruitment of children into armed groups and reintegration into society
  • Sexual and gender based violence
  • Exclusion from Education


In 2023, we worked with 7 inspiring organisations, providing crucial funding for their programmes as well as the technical support needed for them to become stronger organisations and be able to better defend the rights of at-risk children in the long term.


In 2023, we supported our partners to protect 9 children’s rights.

We protected the rights of:

  • 3,522 children against discrimination
  • 2,448 children’s access to education.
  • 1,170 children to use their own language and culture
  • 1,133 children against violence
  • 471 children to recovery and reintegration
  • 1,074 children  from exploitation

Impact Reports

The following reports pull together our overall organisational impact from 2017 onwards

– Impact Report 2023

Impact Report 2022

-Impact Report 2021

-Impact Report 2020

-Impact Report 2019 

-Impact Report: 2018 

-Impact Report: 2017 

The process of assessing, collating and presenting the detailed impact information we receive from each of our partners takes time and resources, especially for a small organisation like ours. We aim to have our annual organisational impact data ready to share with you by the end of each year.

We are committed to carrying out this type of analysis on a regular basis because we want to be able to prove to our supporters, like you, that our work is achieving what we set out to do.

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