Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier

 
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $20,138 from an original funding goal of $20,000!
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 1 donation
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 6 donations
    • 3 months ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Report: Stop Hunting Children
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    As war rages on in Colombia, children continue to be at high risk of recruitment. Young people from abusive or impoverished households are lured into joining armed groups in hopes of a better life. Child soldiers are often victims of physical, psychological, emotional and sexual violence. Many grow up knowing nothing but a...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 3 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 7 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 7 donations
    • 6 months ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Creating a Conflict-Free Future for Colombia
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    In February, MADRE's Program Director Natalia Caruso and Human Rights Advocacy Coordinator Cassandra Atlas, visited our sister organization Taller de Vida in Bogota, Colombia. While there, three young girls who had escaped armed conflict in Colombia shared what they envision for country's future. Person 1: Personally, for...
    • 6 months ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 3 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 7 donations
    • 8 months ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 22 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Take My Body Out of the War: Project Update
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    In June, we shared an update with you about the launch of the Saquen mi cuerpo de la guerra (“Take my body out of the war”) campaign, an initiative displaying photos and texts created by former child soldiers who participate in art therapy workshops run by Taller de Vida, MADRE’s sister organization in...
    • 10 months ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 2 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 1 donation
    • 11 months ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 48 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    MADRE Sends Support to Taller de Vida
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Thanks to the generous support of people like you, MADRE recently sent support to our partners at Taller de Vida for their lifesaving programs with former child soldiers.With this support, Taller de Vida will be able to continue providing psychosocial counseling and educational training to Colombia’s Afro-descendant...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has made updates to their project page.
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Take my body out of the war
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    We recently received an email from Stella Duque, director of our sister organization Taller de Vida. She shared some exciting updates from her programs with former child soldiers and children at high risk of being recruited in Colombia’s armed conflict.Taller de Vida is preparing to launch an important campaign to...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Children's drawings from Art Therapy Workshops
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    In Colombia, MADRE partners with our sister organization Taller de Vida to provide resources, rehabilitation, and healing through art to former child soldiers. When our partners gave a group of children the chance to express themselves through drawings, they spoke of their experiences and their hopes in their own...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has made updates to their project page.
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Colombia's Children of War Speak Out
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    While MADRE staff was in Colombia visiting with our sister organization Taller de Vida, we spent time at the center in Usme, talking to children about their experiences with war and their healing through art. Today, we’d like to share some of their thoughts with you: “We left our home because of the...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Reflections on my visit to Taller de Vida
    By - Cassandra Atlas - MADRE Staff Member
    MADRE staff member Cassandra Atlas reflects on her visit to Taller de Vida: Our trip to visit sister organization Taller de Vida’s programs in Colombia was my first as a member of MADRE’s staff. If I could take away only one thing, it would be how amazing it was to see the tangible impact of the programs we have...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 35 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Children of War Rebuild Their Lives Through Art
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    MADRE staff is in Colombia visiting our partner organization, Taller de Vida! MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind shared her reflections about her visit in the special project update below. _______________________________________________________________________________________ The municipality of Usme was once...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Reflecting a Brighter Future for Colombian Youth
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    We just received a shipment of beautiful mosaic mirrors skillfully crafted by participants of Taller de Vida’s arts therapy program. Taller de Vida provides services for impoverished Colombian children at risk of being recruited as child soldiers. Taller de Vida’s programs offer children the social and...
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    • purehobby
      purehobby How can "donation contributers" receive one of these beautiful mosaic mirrors?
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    • Erica
      Erica Thanks so much for your interest in Taller de Vida's beautiful mirrors! You can check them out here: http://madrewebstore.org/colombia.html. Thanks for your support!
      • 2 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    The Usme Youth Center
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    MADRE's sister organization, Taller de Vida, works tirelessly to provide safe spaces for young people who have been former child soldiers or are at risk for being recruited. MADRE is supporting Taller de Vida to re-open a Youth Center in Usme. The Usme Youth Center will have youth programs which will allow young people to...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Taller de Vida Update: The Transformative Power of Art
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    Taller de Vida, or “Workshop of Life,” was founded by two sisters who believed in harnessing art and self-expression as a means to combat psychological and physical trauma. Taller de Vida provides youth affected by Colombia’s decades-long war with trauma counseling, education and a variety of after-school...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 46 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Escaping the Life of a Child Soldier in Colombia
    By - Maria Trimble - Project Leader
    The following story is from a young woman named Marta, who was forced to join a paramilitary group in Colombia when she was only 11 years old. MADRE's partner organization in Colombia, Taller de Vida, has aided her in escaping a life of violence. “We never experienced a childhood,” said Marta, who was...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Update from Taller de Vida
    By - Maria Trimble - Project Leader
    December 16, 2010 Hello Friends, Below is a profile of Stella Duque, the head of Taller de Vida, our sister organization in Colombia. I'm so pleased that we've been able to show you what our sister organizations do, and how you help them do it. In case you missed our previous profiles, see how you've made a difference in...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 50 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Born Into War
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director
    MADRE recently completed a shadow report of human rights abuses in Colombia, which was presented to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in July 2010 in conjunction with their review of Colombia’s human rights record. Researchers from MADRE conducted over 30 interviews with former child solders from the capital city...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Mobilizing Art for Social Justice
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director
    Decades of internal conflict in Colombia have resulted in the recruitment of thousands of children as soldiers. MADRE’s sister organization, Taller de Vida, continues to work with former child soldiers, as well as children who are at risk of being recruited. Taller de Vida provides these youth with art, theater and dance...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Documenting Memories
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director
    In July 2009, Miguel Macias, a MADRE volunteer and youth media producer, returned to Bogota to conduct workshops with the youth of Taller de Vida. For two weeks, Miguel worked with 15 students on writing for the web, photography, journalism, video, radio and Drupal (an internet content management system). The first week...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 52 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Protecting Children of War in Colombia
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director, MADRE
    MADRE’s local partner, Taller de Vida, works in Usme, an urban district of Bogotá, Colombia that has been particularly affected by displacement caused by the ongoing armed conflict. The population of Usme is primarily composed of low-income families, with 80 percent of families working in the “informal economy.”...
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 40 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Protecting Children of Conflict in Usme, Colombia
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director, MADRE
    Taller de Vida works in Usme, an urban district of Bogota, Colombia, with a relatively high population of internally displaced refugees and former soldiers of Colombia’s ongoing paramilitary conflicts. 80% of families in Usme earn income in the “informal economy,” without benefits or adequate health care; children in...
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    • checkaces
      checkaces So often when funds are donated, there is no follow up to see the progress of the recipient group. Thanks for the feedback.
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier posted a progress report
    Give Hope to Former Child Soldiers
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director
    Update on MADRE’s Work in Colombia November 2007 Project Successes Taller de Vida began Year Three of Reinventing Life Through Art in 2006-07, and used the generous contributions from Global Giving members to complete Stage Four of the project. Activities included: Trainings MADRE provided technical assistance...
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    • checkaces
      checkaces It's very refreshing to see where the donations are being allocated and the results for the poeple who benefit from them.
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 55 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 7 donations
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  • Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier has received 1 donation
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Funded

Thanks to 255 donors like you, a total of $20,138 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Yifat Susskind

New York, NY United States

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