Category Archives: Children & Families’ Stories

International Youth Day – Part 3, Yvonne’s story

As a part of International Youth Day we are sharing the stories of some of the youth leaders we’re proud to be working with. This year’s theme is ’Youth Building Peace’. Involving young people in transforming their communities into safer, … Continue reading

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International Youth Day – Part 2, Sandra’s story

As a part of International Youth Day we are sharing the stories of some of the youth leaders we’re proud to be working with. This year’s theme is ’Youth Building Peace’. Involving young people in transforming their communities into safer, … Continue reading

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International Youth Day – Part 1, Maria’s story

As a part of International Youth Day we are sharing the stories of some of the youth leaders we’re proud to be working with. This year’s theme is ’Youth Building Peace’. Involving young people in transforming their communities into safer, … Continue reading

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Corpolatin’s session in schools: How can children protect themselves against violence

In this blog article, COTA Cali Field Officer, Heidy Araque shares her observations after participating in one of Corpolatin’s session for parents in one of the state schools in the hills to the west of Cali where they are working as part … Continue reading

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Paula’s story – “Being a volunteer at HRBC made me very happy…”

Our partner, HRBC, aims to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families, ensuring these children fulfil their full potential. Paula is a volunteer at HRBC. In this blog, she tells us her story, how HRBC’s … Continue reading

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Even when people are poor, it’s not all about the money

As a part of our planning for the Rethinking Poverty Experiences from Colombia forum, COTA decided to look back at the testimonies received from children and families in COTA’s projects over the last 20 years. The purpose is to understand their … Continue reading

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Putting Children First

Following from our newsletter, in our most recent blog, Barbara, our Cali Field Officer, tells us more about her impressions after being invited to another Corpolatin participatory workshop. During the workshop, children were asked what they thought about Corpolatin’s outreach … Continue reading

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