Charlbury Beer Festival donates to help young Colombians

Charlbury Beer Festival has donated £1,850 to help young people on the streets of Bosa, to start businesses, transform their lives and lead a life free from crime and violence.

Six million Colombians live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 dollars a day. Young people in Colombia are faced with high levels of crime and violence in Bogotá’s most deprived neighbourhoods and struggle to get an education and find jobs.

We’re providing them with support to start a small business, protect their sexual and reproductive health, help them access health services and receive counselling to help them overcome traumas pushed on them by conflict.

Charlbury Beer Festival has donated £1,850 which will pay for business equipment and will ensure young people who have completed their training will have the tools to make their enterprises thrive.

Grants Secretary Tim Crisp explains: “On behalf of the Charlbury Beer Festival Committee I am delighted to be partnering with Y Care International and be able to help young people in Bogotá Colombia start their businesses and achieve a life free from poverty.”

Working with Bogotá YMCA, we’re aiming to reach over 3,000 young people in the next three years in one of the poorest districts of Colombia, including those who are involved in drugs, crime and violence as well as school drop outs and young people living on the streets.

We’re delighted to have their support and excited about our partnership.

If you would like to make a donation to Y Care International and support our work around the world improving the lives of young people, click here to find out more or get in touch with our fundraising team.

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