Our Work


Children Change Colombia (formerly Children of the Andes) has been working since 1991 to defend children’s rights in Colombia.

We are the UK’s largest charity working exclusively in Colombia.COTA foto 17

We aim to:

  • Defend the rights of the children most at risk
  • Tackle neglected issues that few others address
  • Strengthen children’s organisations in Colombia

We work 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.

We work with children who have lived on the street, been displaced by the conflict or who have escaped the armed groups.

They are children whose rights to a safe and happy family life, to health and education, are threatened by poverty, violence and sexual exploitation.

To find out more, please visit our website: http://www.childrenchangecolombia.org/

If you would like to make a donation please contact us or visit our online donation page.

1 Response to Our Work

  1. Adam Lazarus says:

    Dear Sir or Madam-

    My name is Adam Lazarus, and I love ants. I’m writing to ask your permission to use one of your photos for a neat project. I think the children for whom you care will love it, actually.

    I am working with Harvard University & the Encyclopedia of Life (www.eol.org) on a series of ant “Observer Cards”, where each card focuses on one tiny part of the process of ant identification. The goal is to teach the taxonomic, biological & other characters that are commonly used for ant identification. These tips on observation will be an app that anyone can use on a computer, smart device or printed on an actual page & stuffed into a pocket!

    In the spirit of ants, I’m hoping to have many photo sources for the cards. I was inspired to write you because your handful of fried ants at https://childrenoftheandesblog.wordpress.com/ would make an excellent addition to an observer card about human impact- how ants affect our lives & how we affect theirs. It would be terrific to use this photo.. What do you think?

    Your images & associated info would only be used for nonprofit, educational purposes, geared toward a broad audience. This content would be credited & displayed according to terms that you specify on a Creative Commons contract that I will email to you.

    Thank you very much for your consideration.

    All my best,


    Adam ♫. Lazarus
    Consult Ants Building Bridges

    398 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA 02543

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s