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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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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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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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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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COTA Field Officers visit HRBC

In our most recent blog, our Field Officers, Barbara and Natalia, tell us about their visit to one of HRBC’s centres where they had the chance to meet the children and catch up with two of the mothers that featured … 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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Field Office Diary (continued)

Continued from our Field Office Diary of our Spring Newsletter (Page 8)… During my trip, I also visited the Albergue, our partner who works with children who have been living or working on the streets. I was shown around the … Continue reading

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