Founded in 2001, Colombianitos currently works directly with 3,474 children (indirectly effecting 15,000 people, including their families) in seven Colombian communities affected by guerilla warfare, paramilitaries, violence, forced displacement as well as severely impacted by extreme poverty.

Colombianitos integrates education with structured, community-driven programs focused on sports, cultural arts and recreational activities. This unique yet simplistic combination has inspired thousands of Colombia’s affected children to leave behind the dangerous street life and gangs, attend school, meet academic requirements and Play, all while learning life-long values and positive social behavior such as respect, honesty, friendship, tolerance and fair play.

Colombianitos also provides school scholarships, uniforms and supplies as well as psychological support, counseling and formative educational workshops for the entire family as well as prostheses and rehabilitation for children mutilated by landmines.