Colombia

Plan has been working in Colombia since 1962, helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, livelihoods and protection. We work closely with communities so that they can organise and participate actively in solving their own problems.


COUNTRY OVERVIEW: COLOMBIA

Population: 47.5 million;
Capital: Bogotá;
Language: Spanish;
Poverty rate: 8%;
People without sanitation: 23%;
Children who do not attend primary school: 600,000.

PLAN IN COLOMBIA

Plan has been working in Colombia since 1962, helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, livelihoods and protection. We do not have any political, governmental or religious affiliations.

We work closely with communities so that they can organise and participate actively in solving their own problems.

As promotors of child rights, Plan believes firmly that children and young people have the capacity to improve their quality of life. That’s why we strive to ensure that their voices are heard on issues that affect their lives.

PLAN’S CORE ACTIVITIES IN COLOMBIA

We work in 35 municipalities and directly support 140,000 boys, girls and adolescents. 700,000 families benefit from our endeavours to create opportunities for children.

Comprehensive care for children and their families who have been forced to leave their homes

Early childhood development

Quality education that enables students social development

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