Help Eradicate Child Labor in Colombia

 
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Apr 29, 2013

Children studying and playing is the objective of

The eradication of child labor is our purpose and has been the engine of our work all these years. Our dream is to see all the kids in Colombia, no matter their socio-economic context, studying and playing. Children must not be working.

Our goal is to empower the Colombian families as a whole to keep children away from the dark hands of child labor. We want to help the parents of those kids so they understand their responsibilities and learn healthy ways to have an economic stability without involving their kids.

Along with our allies, we have obtained amazing results in these topics:

  • Artistic workshops for children and young people through partnerships with private and government organizations.  
  • Development opportunities for participatory spaces were beneficiaries and their parents can discuss different youth issues, to continue working on the child eradication conditions.  
  • We have been strengthening our program for our beneficiaries through custom assessments with children and youth so that we can keep track of their development and personal growth, as well to understand their perception of our programs so we can improve our services.  
  • We have participated in a program that is focusing on identifying children and young people who are working in the country, rising awareness of the child labor issue and preventing that other children and youth are involved in these activities, as well as we can redirect the cases to local authorities 

Our projects for the child labor eradication are based in more than 10 cities in Colombia and include more than 10,500 children. With our interventions, more than 1000 children have been eradicated from child labor since the second semester of 2012. Besides from eradicating child labor, we also do an integral support for the children after they have stopped working, this, to prevent them from going back to work.

Besides this, we work with the other family members to guarantee that the intervention is complete and is as positive as possible for the community as a whole.

Our objective is to keep on working for the eradication of child labor. We hope our work and your donations help a lot of children to live their lives as such.

Version en espanol

La erradicacion del trabajo infantil es nuestro proposito y ha sido el motor de nuestro trabajo durante todos estos anos. Nuestro sueno es ver a todos los ninos de Colombia, sin importar su contexto socioeconomico, estudiando y jugando. Los ninos no deben estar trabajando.

Nuestra meta es empoderar a las familias colombianas de una manera integral para mantener a los ninos alejados del trabajo infantil. Queremos ayudarles a los padres de esos ninos para que entiendan su gran responsabilidad y aprendan formas saludables de tener estabilidad economica sin involucrar a sus hijos.

De la mano de nuestros aliados, hemos obtenido resultados muy positivos en los siguientes temas:  

  • Clubes artisticos deportivos y cientificos para ninos y jovenes a traves de la asociacion con otras organizaciones privadas y gubernamentales presentes a nivel local, que permiten el uso adecuado del tiempo por parte de ninos, ninas y adolescentes en la jornada opuesta a la escolar, desestimulando de esta manera el involucramiento en el trabajo infantil.  
  • Desarrollo de espacios de participacion donde nuestros beneficiarios y sus padres pueden discutir diferentes temas sobre el desarrollo de ninos ninas y adolescentes y sus intereses, a fin de avanzar en el retiro del trabajo infantil. 
  • Se ha fortalecido la estrategia de acompanamiento al desarrollo integral de ninos, ninas y adolescentes, que permite conocer de manera individual el desarrollo de cada uno, la eliminacion de las situaciones que vulneran sus derechos y el fortalecimiento de su Trayectoria de Vida.
  • Participacion en campanas de movilizacion que promueven en la ciudadania el reporte de los lugares donde se encuentren ninos ninas y jovenes realizando actividades de trabajo infantil, generando conciencia y ayudando a remitir los casos de explotacion laboral a las rutas de atencion gubernamentales.  
  • Alianzas con gobiernos locales y organizaciones de base para lograr un trabajo coordinado Nuestro proyectos para la erradicacion del trabajo infantil estan localizados en mas de 10 ciudades de Colombia, en las que atendemos a mas de 10,500 ninos. 

Con nuestras intervenciones, mas de 1000 ninos han sido erradicados del trabajo infantil desde el Segundo semestre de 2012. Ademas de erradicar el trabajo infantil, hacemos tambien un apoyo integral para los ninos despues de que han dejado de trabajar, esto, para prevenir que reincidan en esta actividad.

Adicionalmente, trabajamos con los demas miembros de la familia con el fin de garantizar que la intervencion sea lo mas completa posible para beneficiar a toda la comunidad.

Nuestro objetivo es seguir trabajando por la erradicacion del trabajo infantil. Esperamos que con nuestro trabajo y con tus donaciones, podamos ayudar a muchos mas ninos a vivir sus vida como ninos.

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Project Leader

Alba Inés Zapata Gálvez

Bogota, Antioquia Colombia

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