Children Change Colombia:

(Formerly Children of the Andes)

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: Our work protects and promotes 16 of the UN 'Rights of the Child'

This Universal Children's Day we are pleased to announce that our partners in Colombia are working to protect and promote 16 of the 42 children’s rights listed in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child

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Hear from Children Change Colombia on BBC Radio 4!

Listen now to our BBC Radio 4 Appeal presented by our inspiring Patron, Fernando Montaño!

Find out more here!

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Children Change Colombia Project Talk - January 28th

Join us for Children Change Colombia's first Project Talk which will focus on how, with the support of our partner organisations in Colombia, children are changing their lives, their families and their communities. We will also consider how, in this way, children are changing Colombia.

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What do we do in Colombia?

Children Change Colombia works on neglected issues - those problems which are a serious threat to children's rights but which receive least attention. 

Read more about our current projects