Children's Land:Promoting responsible citizenship

by Fundacion Amigos del Choco - AMICHOCO
Dec 23, 2010

Final actitivies Children´s Land La Gabriela

Boys and girls building a manger
Boys and girls building a manger

During the last three months of the Children´s Land implementation in La Gabriela, Medellín, 60 boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 got further training in environmental education, natural resources management and artistic expressions. The adult committee which will protect the children after AMICHOCÓ leaves the field has been consolidated, activities like self image workhsops for women and leadership skills workshops have been developed and the group of adults who voluntarily joined the training workshops has graduated. The Children´s Land officially has a team of adults that will take care of the project’s sustainability and that will replicate the experience within the community.

 Additionally, an event room is being constructed in the Children´s Land so the boys and girls can have a safe space to continue working on their environmental education skills and celebrate meetings and gatherings.

 These will be AMICHOCO´s last interventions in La Gabriela, since the project is mature enough and its leaders sufficiently empowered to take over and assure its sustainability. We would like to thank everybody who helped this project come true and be such a success; every donation, every volunteer played a crucial role in this 24 month adventure and AMICHOCÓ is extremely grateful for all the support it received.

Thanks to our donors, allies and friends the Children´s Land initiative has become one of AMICHOCÓ´s most important projects; during 2011 we plan to take the program to 4 other municipalities in the Colombian Chocó Bioregion, starting with the municipality of Turbo in late February, 2011.

Boys and girls in a cultural field trip
Boys and girls in a cultural field trip
Boys and girls on an environmental tour
Boys and girls on an environmental tour
Woman at self image workshop
Woman at self image workshop



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

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

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Colombia or in Climate Change that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.