We will carry out a peace camp for 1000 Children affected by the Colombian armed conflict, where they will develop conflict resolution tools and skills. For two days, children will participate in spaces of reflection and dialogue for them to recognize their past, understand their present and build a future where violence and war no longer exist. After the camp, each children will be a peace promoter in their local communities contributing to the construction of a human rights based culture.
In the most marginal places of the city of Bogota and the municipality of Soacha, children often face a variety of negative situations such as gangs, micro-drug trafficking, recruitment by armed groups, etc. Making them vulnerable of their rights being violated. According to this context, we have noticed the need to work in a focused manner in with children to develop peacebuilding tools through the reconstruction of the historical memory and pedagogical activities
This project will contribute to the solution of the problem to the extent that children and youth who participate in the camp understand the history of war and violence that we share as Colombians, take daily actions to reduce the violence that occurs in the territories, and commit to building a culture based on human rights where children and young people can fully develop their capacities and exercise their rights.
In the long term, the project seeks to significantly reduce situations of daily violence that affect children and young people in the most vulnerable areas of Bogota and Soacha, build interpersonal relationships based on respect, and strengthen bonds of solidarity between peers. We hope to replicate the peace camp annually to add more and more children and young people, to the process of building peace territories where violence does not exist