Children of the Andes

Children of the Andes

Charity information

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.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    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.

  • Overview

    Established: March 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1075037

    Phone number: 020 7549 0232

    Address: Development House 56-64 Leonard Street London EC2A 4LT

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  • Colombian NGOs become better able to help childre

    Our 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 families

    The 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 Colombia

    The 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