Do you mind if they speak ill of Colombia?
Maybe it's not all that bad and hurts you, frustrates and bothers what you hear on the radio or you see in
TV; but the truth is that sometimes our reality is very alien to the borders that
you go through your day-to-day life. Closer than you can imagine, a few minutes by car,
there are other worlds, spaces of absolute uprooting and poverty. And you will find them under the same sky of the city you inhabit.
In the northeastern hills of Bogotá, you will find the neighborhood El Codito. 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 and
from regions of the country living as displaced persons. The grounds of
invasion are the constant in the Codito, very few homes have legal documents and
many of them have been built near rocky escarpeds, hence they are threatened
constantly because of landslides and instability of the terrain. These sites are not eligible to be
Inhabited. However, people continue to arrive from all over the country, who perhaps should not be here but in the fields, from where they were uprooted.
From a social perspective, the Codito has maintained very
individuals; insecurity, vandalism, drug addiction, mismanagement of public spaces, public health and education.
Yes, it's frustrating but real; so are people who have joined around
change this reality.
Love and Future, words that were born 20 years ago in this vulnerable area of our
capital and that day by day, year after year, it reaps fruit. Betting on changing children's lives is priceless. And today, more than 400 children have been part of this adventure that 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), monitoring and permanent work with families, good nutrition and of course Love, are the fundamental axis for changing
Be a part of us and get rid of those who speak ill of Colombia, encourage yourself to toast
Love and Future for our children. And let indifference not rule you!