Provide a safe place for kids in rural Colombia

by Fundacion Amigos del Choco - AMICHOCO
Sep 9, 2011

Creating the vision of Children´s Land

Guided tour of the children´s land
Guided tour of the children´s land

AMICHOCÓ field staff, the boys and girls from Turbo and the teachers from the Normal public school have been working hard to develop the vision of the Turbo Children´s Land. Over the last months we have met with the beneficiary boys and girls, their parents and teachers to determine what the Children´s Land will look like and how we´re going to re create the children´s idea of their own space.


We began by taking a guided tour of the Children´s Land plot with the boys and girls, and writing down everything they liked and didn´t like about the piece of land. Then we developed a series of workshops were everybody had the chance to participate and finally, a first version of the Children´s Land vision came to life!!!!!!!


The rest of the project will use this vision as a guideline and we will respect it to the very small details. The next step is to begin transforming the land so it will match the children´s vision and start working on capacity building, awareness and training with the boys and girls in environmental education, children´s rights and governance.

Working on our vision
Working on our vision
Boys and girls in workshop
Boys and girls in workshop
Our Children´s Land Vision
Our Children´s Land Vision
Boys and girls participating in vision workshop
Boys and girls participating in vision workshop
Parents, teachers and siblings also participated
Parents, teachers and siblings also participated

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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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