Strengthening the capabilities of young Colombians and improving their future

1,900 people benefit from this project

Strengthening the capabilities of young Colombians and improving their future Strengthening the capabilities of young Colombians and improving their future

The Fundación Colombiana para el Desarrollo (FUCOLDE) is carrying out the “Values for Coexistence and Skills for Youth Employment” project with the support of Fundación MAPFRE. Through this program it aims to improve the lives of boys, girls and young people at risk of social exclusion in Colombia.

The project follows two courses of action. The first works with young people between the ages of 12 and 17, generating protective environments and areas where they can strengthen their leadership abilities. These spaces develop reflective thinking and ethical practices, as well as the exercise of values: care, responsibility, solidarity, transparency and honesty, all within the framework of strengthening coexistence and the shaping of a community.

The second line of action works with those between the ages of 18 and 30, offering activities such as meetings and seminars which will strengthen their personal skills and abilities to find a job in which to flourish. Artistic expression will help them develop a self-sufficiency based on reflective thinking and aspects of positive psychology, allowing them to appreciate the opportunities they have within their reach.

The Fundación Colombiana para el Desarrollo (FUCOLDE) is a non-profit institution created in June 2012 with the objective of working internally and with different national and international organizations, public and private, and with cooperation agencies, to help overcome the structural causes of poverty. It aims to consolidate a more fair society through the implementation of social development programs, the development of new job-creation models and socioeconomic schemes in the quest for sustainable solutions for the communities which are the vulnerable victims of Colombia.