Challenges in Colombia
- Owing to the Colombian conflict, there are over 7 million domestic refugees. To make things more difficult, in the past two years there has also been an influx of over 1.6 million Venezuelan refugees to Colombia.
- Unemployment among Colombian refugees within Colombia is 58%; much higher than the national average of 10.3%.
- Traumatic experiences, violent upbringings, and poor to no promotion of preschool and kindergarten has led to the unfortunate fact that children early on are already showing developmental deficiencies.
An insight into the programmes (available in German)
Vivamos Mejor relies on continuing education and has created the "Bridges to School" and "Bridges to Working Life" programmes. The following videos, shot in Colombia, show examples of how Vivamos Mejor's projects are implemented and why they have a lasting impact.