Category Archives: COTA’s Plans & Strategy

Psychological and social aspects of poverty – are they important?

This post follows on our discussion about Multidimensional Poverty in November 2012.  Here Duncan Millar, our Head of Programmes, builds on our analysis into 453 personal testimonies from children and families participating in COTA projects and on his presentation at the Forum. … 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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We need to talk about…everything!

Our new blog article, by Duncan, COTA’s Head of Programmes, looks at the importance of communication for COTA. It focuses particularly on ‘effective communication’ with children, essential if children are to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives. Children of … Continue reading

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Education for Working Children – COTA’s Big Lottery Project comes to a Triumphant End

Over the last five years, COTA partner ACJ (the YMCA in Colombia) has been working to develop an educational model for working children, funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BLF). This involved developing a successful way of working with these vulnerable … Continue reading

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Stories from "The Field"…

Have you ever wondered how our busy Field Officers in Colombia work with our local Partners? Well, with our new website, blog and facebook page, we hope to give you all a much better idea of our work not just … Continue reading

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