Children's Land:Promoting responsible citizenship

by Fundacion Amigos del Choco - AMICHOCO
Feb 1, 2010

Jan 2010 Update

The project provided children from Tadó and Condoto with the skills necessary to better handle their interpersonal relations, work as a team and think collectively. In both Children´s Land, a government body was decided and elected by the children, the land was distributed and allocated for different purposes, a flag, anthem and logo were agreed upon and artistic and cultural activities were developed (Tadó currently has a dance group that began as an initiative in our Children´s Land).

The project has successfully provided children from Tadó and Medellin with an appropriate space for recreation and learning activities. In Tadó a meeting house was constructed so that the children could have a cool and appropriate place for meetings and workshops. In Medellín, volunteers from Bancolombia, one of our local donors, helped in the design and construction of an orchard and recycling station.

Before the Children´s Land project was implemented, children in Tadó and La Gabriela had little or poor knowledge about their local natural environment and its importance. Through creative and outdoors activities, the children were able to identify local fauna and flora and water sources; and through environmental workshops they learned about their importance and how to make a proper se of them.

“Adult Committees” were formalized in both Children´s Land and have remained active throughout the project´s execution. These committees are indispensable for the project´s sustainability because they are responsible for looking out for the children and their rights.


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Fundacion Amigos del Choco - AMICHOCO

Location: Envigado, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​
Fundacion Amigos del Choco - AMICHOCO
Project Leader:
María Villa
Program Assistant
Envigado, Antioquia Colombia

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