Colombianitos

Colombianitos

ColombianitosColombianitos is a Non-Governmental Organization based in Colombia whose objective is to alleviate the devastating consequences of violence and terrorism on the lives of Colombian children.


Funded only by private donations, the Association:

  • Provides prosthetics and medical care to children maimed during the conflict, for the most part due to landmines
  • Offers animation and leisure programs based on sport and music, to encourage children to socialize
  • Distributes food to the most underprivileged
  • Encourages school attendance for children living in areas of tension by giving scholarships, uniforms and other school supplies
  • Involves communities in the programs to ensure they are sustainable

Peace and Sport supports Colombianitos to help it to diversify the sports activities it offers to thousands of children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of country’s cities (Cali, Cartagena and Bogota, and soon in Medellin, Bucaramanga, Sincelejo and Barbosa).


Peace and Sport is also helping Colombianitos to implement of a program aimed at diversifying the Association’s sources of funding (private, public, microcredits, etc.) and to attain a certain percentage of self-financing (through sale of services etc.) so that the programs underway are sustainable, as well as ensuring the association’s expansion.

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