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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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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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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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COTA Field Officer visits the Renacer Foundation

Last month our Field Officer in Bogota, Gina, visited COTA partner Renacer, to find out more about their work preventing the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). Here’s a snap shot of her trip: Last month I visited the Renacer … 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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COTA’s response to the recent news that a British man has been found guilty of commercial sexual exploitation of children in Colombia‏

Dear Readers, You may have been quite shocked by the news item in our most recent email, “British paedophile found guilty of commercial sexual exploitation of children in Colombia‏”. We are grateful for your emails and comments. We’d like to tell … Continue reading

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A visit to COTA project, HRBC Foundation

By Barabara Inglin – COTA Projects Coordinator I met up with Libia and Diana who work for the HRBC Foundation and we caught a taxi to the núcleo in Siloe. (A núcleo is a place in a community where children come … Continue reading

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