with this report we would like to update all of you about our project that supports 40 children and young teenagers in the center Hogar San Jeronimo in Tunja. Thanks to our local representatives, Myriam and Luis, and thanks to your help we can contribute to the work done every day by Somaschi Foundation.
The news that come from Colombia in relation to the social situation and to the security of the country are worrying. After five years from the signature of the Peace Agreements between the president Juan Manuel Santos and the captain of the Armed Revolutionary Force of Colombia (Farc) the country is facing a huge wave of violence. Frequently activists are killed and unfortunately the number of deaths is destined to increase because of the extractive oil projects and because of the intensive agriculture of coca that causes clashes among paramilitary forces, drug traffickers and guerrillas that compete for these territories.
In the end of May the new president didn’t have to face just this situation: he also had to cope with the demonstrators that in the previous months started to take to the streets to protest against the project law about the Sustainable Solidarity in order to ask for more social justice. We hope that the economic crisis that has hit the country won’t stop our local representatives from keep on supporting children and families in need. After lockdowns, school at distance and social isolation it is always more important to guarantee all the activities of the center Hogar San Jeronimo to the children hosted because the opportunities of improvement are really limited for the poorest part of the population. Thanks to your help, 40 children can receive psycho-social support, education and training as well as a safe place where they can grow.
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