Children of the Andes (COTA):

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 prospects of an end to the long-running conflict, millions of 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.

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£101 could cover the cost of a conflict resolution workshop for 50 children, preventing violence and promoting peace.

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News: No longer afraid to dream

"I used to think that however hard I tried to escape, my life was bound to repeat the same old story."

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Project Talk 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2015 Project Talk on Thursday 29th January 2015. Click continue reading to see the video and the photos from the night.

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Watch our latest video!

Through the words of children and young people at COTA partner projects, this film provides a moving illustration of the problems they face and their hopes for Colombia's future.

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There are many ways that you can support us

There are so many ways that you can support Children of the Andes' work in Colombia, wherever you are.

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