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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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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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Going Home – Alex’s Story

Continued from our Field Office Diary of our Autumn Newsletter (Page 8)… Alex, aged 11, used to spend most of his time on the streets.  He would leave the family home without permission, and hang around with other children rather … 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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Victor's story

“I used to have five brothers, but now it’s just me. I am the only one who survived life on the streets…” Victor, aged 9 “I lived alone on the streets of Bogota. My parents left me so I just … Continue reading

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A Rollercoaster Ride…

Today we took a taxi into barrio 18 on the far side of town. The taxi took us zooming right up onto the foothills of the mountains and down the other side – a switchback of a ride with dizzying views … Continue reading

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Breaking down barriers in Cali

Whilst spinning across the dance floors in the famous salsa bars of Cali (salsa capital of the world we’re told) it is easy to forget the widespread poverty and problems that haunt the outskirts of the city. Yet another of … Continue reading

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