Colombia - Paza La Paz

Your donation to the Paza La Paz program supports education for socially and economically disadvantaged youth in Colombia's poor neighborhoods.

With a donation of...

  • 30 CHF will enable a young person to participate in a political campaign on issues such as promoting human rights and democracy, stopping the government from adopting better climate change policies, etc.
  • 50 CHF you enable, for example, the education of a young person in the areas of "Political Engagement" and "Peacebuilding".
  • 100 CHF you enable for example the training of a young person to become a youth leader and mediator.
  • 200 CHF enable, for example, a young person from the Paza La Paz program to complete an entrepreneurial training and to be professionally accompanied and supported in the implementation of his or her own promising business idea.

Further information

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Facts about the program

Name: Paza la Paz - A step towards peace
Partner organization: Federación Colombiana de ACJs-YMCA
Locations: Armero-Guayabal / Bogotá / Bucaramanga / Cali / Medellín / Pereira / Quindío
Goal: Education for socially and economically disadvantaged young people in
poor quarters of Colombia
Target group: 1,530 young people and young men and women between 14 and 28 years of age
Required funds 2022: CHF 378'000
Duration: 2019-2020, Programmphase VI
Responsible: Isabelle Aebersold,isabelle.aebersold at

Facts about Colombia

Capital: Bogotá, D.C.
Population: 50.88 mill.
Human Development Index: 0.767 (rank 83.)
Life expectancy: 77.3 years
Median age: 31.3 years
Youth unemployment (15-24 years): 19%

Source: Human Development Report