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  Preventing Child Recruitment through Sport
Gran Tierra, the FC Barcelona Foundation and Colombia’s Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), continued their strategic alliance to increase resilience
in vulnerable children and reduce their susceptibility to two important Human Rights concerns in the area: substance abuse and militia recruitment.
The project, Sports as a Guarantee for Human Rights, has benefited 356 girls and boys from several neighbourhoods in Puerto Asís with ages ranging from six to sixteen-years-old. The participants include vulnerable populations, children living in poverty and descendants
of Afro-Indigenous minorities.
Financed by GTE, the program is implemented by the Youth Violence Prevention Program of the Barça Foundation and uses football as a
unifying tool for children to learn about conflict resolution, prosocial behaviour development and other important life skills. Expected long-term outcomes include stronger, more stable communities, greater education attainment, increased employment and positive health indicators.
In 2021, the project will expand into Villagarzón in the department of Putumayo, and San Martín in the department of Cesar.

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