UNICEF's Next Generation
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Child Protection in Colombia

Next Generation decided to fund another child protection program in 2012 and raised over $200,000 to help protect the indigenous children of Colombia.The indigenous population in this country often is marginalized and has lower levels of nutrition and education than non-indigenous populations. This project helped target these populations by implementing a program of psychosocial assistance for indigenous children, establishing protective environments where vulnerable and indigenous children can learn and play, and designing culturally sensitive educational materials to promote protective environments for at-risk youth including marginalized indigenous children.