Project of the Month

Hope for peace

“Take care of me – today! I am the future of a peaceful Colombia.” These words stand for the desire people have in this South American country. And this is also the name of a project of KOLPING in Usme which is supported by KOLPING INTERNATIONAL in co-operation with the Episcopal Action Adveniat.

After more than 50 years of civil war with more than 200,000 deaths and 5 million displaced people Colombia’s society is deeply divided. The peace process is difficult accordingly, because there are victims in almost every family. In addition to traumatic experiences people are struggling with existential problems like unemployment and malnutrition.

KOLPING Colombia wants to address primarily young people with the peace project. 200 children and youths, but also adults, take part. They learn through music, games and recreational activities how to have a normal relationship with one another. They experience community and feel that mistrust can be overcome. They also receive a warm lunch and are supported with their homework. In seminars they also hear and talk about the rights and duties of citizens. Festivals and projects carried out in the urban district make sure that as many people as possible are incorporated in this peace work.

Therefore, we kindly ask you for your donations! You may support this project by indicating the key word “PMO-Usme“: KOLPING INTERNATIONAL Cooperation e.V.

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