Category Archives: Projects & Field Office Reports

Niños y niñas desvinculados de los grupos armados ilegales se encuentran de nuevo con sus familias

Natalia, nuestra Directora de Proyectos en Bogotá, observa a niños y niñas desvinculados de los grupos armados ilegales encontrarse de nuevo con sus familias En Colombia no se sabe realmente cuántos niños, niñas y jóvenes hacen parte hoy en día de los … Continue reading

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Field Office Diary – Reuniting former child soldiers with their families

Natalia, our Field Officer in Bogota, is present as former child soldiers are reunited with their families. In Colombia we don’t know exactly how many children and young people are members of the illegal armed groups. We also don’t know … Continue reading

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Field Office Diary

COTA’s Patron and Royal Ballet Star, Fernando Montaño, visited some of our project partners on a recent trip to Colombia. Here he tells us about his experiences at the Albergue Infantil Mama Yolanda  (AIMY) in Bogota and Paz y Bien … 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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Overcoming the invisibility of care leavers in Colombia – inspiration from the UK?

Last month, COTA hosted a Skype call between The Who Cares Trust (TWCT) and our partner Fundacion Formacion d’ Futuros (FFF). The meeting was a great opportunity to exchange ideas, draw parallels between the care system in the UK and … Continue reading

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What can be done in Colombia to help children in care as they move on to independent life?

Last month, our partner FFF, hosted  the 5th National Meeting of Care Leavers in Colombia (ENSEP). We already reported on some of the positive aspects of this meeting. In this blog Barbara, our Cali Field officer, shares her impressions about … Continue reading

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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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