Monthly Archives: October 2010

Thank you to the Meehans and to Cara.

Here at the COTA office we are always very moved and touched by the generosity of our supporters in giving to the work we are supporting with vulnerable children in Colombia. But every so often we open a letter and are truly overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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Adios Colombia

Hola Well, after 2 weeks of fascinating but intense work in Colombia I needed a holiday! I was absolutely exhausted when I woke up on Saturday and spent the day trying to get my head around everything we had experienced … Continue reading

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A Life to Live

Today was our very last project visit with Children of the Andes… a very strange feeling… The project was Fundamor, which is a home for abandoned and orphaned children living with HIV/Aids.  We were unsure what to expect as we … Continue reading

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Peace and Wellbeing in Cali´s slums

When an organisation works with young people at risk of gang involvement, you know that visiting their work is going to be tough. When the first person you meet there is a 14 year old girl (Claudia) who is 8 … Continue reading

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A Rollercoaster Ride…

Today we took a taxi into barrio 18 on the far side of town. The taxi took us zooming right up onto the foothills of the mountains and down the other side – a switchback of a ride with dizzying views … Continue reading

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Breaking down barriers in Cali

Whilst spinning across the dance floors in the famous salsa bars of Cali (salsa capital of the world we’re told) it is easy to forget the widespread poverty and problems that haunt the outskirts of the city. Yet another of … Continue reading

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Forming Futures…

What happens when a child in care in Colombia reaches the age of 18 and has to leave the home where they have lived for many years? What if, as is often the case, they have no parents, no support, haven’t finished school … Continue reading

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