Heralds of good news...
Depending on where you live and grow, a few streets away, few houses, few steps, there are similar realities. It's no exception here. Boys grow up with the same footballs, girls grow up among the same dolls and many of them hopefully become teenagers.
Do you mind if they speak ill of Colombia?
Maybe not everything is so bad and hurts, frustrates and disturbs what you hear on the radio or see on TV; but the truth is that sometimes our reality is very alien to the borders you cross in your day to day. Closer than you imagine, a few minutes by car, there are other worlds, spaces of absolute uprooting and poverty. And you will find them under the very sky of the city you inhabit. In the northeastern hills of Bogotá, is the El Codito neighborhood. A neighborhood that adjoins the municipality of La Calera and that is part of the town of Usaquén, divided by several areas or annexed neighborhoods such as Nuevo Horizonte, Chaparral, Buena Vista, La Estrellita among others. This is a community mainly of low stratum inhabitants from regions of the country living as displaced persons. The invasion grounds are the constant in the Codito, very few homes have legal documents and many of them have been built near rocky escarptures, therefore, they are constantly threatened by landslides and instability of the land. These places are not suitable to be inhabited. However, people from all over the country continue and continue to arrive, who perhaps should not be here but in the fields, from where they were uprooted. From a social perspective, the Codito has maintained very particular problems for years; insecurity, vandalism, drug addiction, poor management of public spaces, public health and education. Yes, it's frustrating but real; so are people who have come together around changing this reality. Love and Future, words that were born 17 years ago in this vulnerable area of our capital and that day by day, year after year, is reaping fruit. Betting on changing children's lives is priceless. And today, more than 400 children have been part of this adventure we take to eliminate the unspeakable condition of poverty, malnutrition and other critical factors that afflict our children and young people. The School of Music, opportunities for better education (technical and /or professional), follow-up and permanent work with families, good nutrition and of course Love, are the fundamental axis to change history. Be a part of us and get rid of those who speak ill of Colombia, encourage yourself to provide Love and Future for our children. And don't let indifference rule you!