With AFS Colombia, we give you many different options of working with orphaned children, foundations that try to give these children another place to stay and live far from the street and dangerous influences. The children come from different families in vulnerable/danger situations and might need psychological help or a good friend to help them work with their self-esteem and confidence. It’s important for you to know that some of these children stay in orphanages because their parents have some medical issues, or financially not able to take care of their children. Other children stay because it’s actually a better living situation than with their natural parents.
Therefore, the projects need highly motivated and interested volunteers, that are willing to work hard with kids and teenagers, some of whom have been violated or have been victims of the armed conflict or other crimes.