Children of the Andes
Children of the Andes
Children of the Andes (COTA) aims to build a better future for vulnerable children in Colombia by working in partnership with local organisations.
Children of the Andes (COTA) is committed to keeping children safe, defending their rights, and strengthening local organisations in Colombia.
We believe that every child has the right to safety, education and a happy childhood. These rights must be fulfilled by families, communities, government and non-government agencies working together.
We support the children that need us most. They include street and working children, abused and exploited children, children displaced by conflict and those living with disabilities or in poverty.
COTA was founded in 1991 in response to a documentary highlighting the plight of children living in the sewers of Bogotá. Since then, we have become the largest UK charity working exclusively in Colombia.
Established: March 1991
Registered Charity Number: 1075037
Phone number: 020 7549 0232
Address: Development House 56-64 Leonard Street London EC2A 4LTView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
Colombian NGOs become better able to help childreOur two permanent Colombia-based Field Officers provide technical support on a range of is... More
Helping working children withdraw from child labou...The project helps working children to withdraw from dangerous labour activities and go to ... More
Helping Colombian NGOs to become stronger organisa...Children of the Andes provides vital technical as well as financial support to project par... More
Reuniting street children with their familiesThe project is developing a pioneering outreach service which promotes the reunification o... More
Supporting vulnerable children at risk of violence...The project was set up following a direct appeal by young street gang members and works by... More
Support for vulnerable care leavers in ColombiaThe project provides vital support to young people before and after they leave care. As o... More
Improving the lives of isolated disabled children ...This project aims to improve the quality of life and social inclusion of vulnerable childr... More