Inspiring hope in Colombia
Tiempo de Paz: A Local Church Outreach
Tiempo de Paz operates before & after school care for children aged 5-12, as school is only a half day long here. Operating since 2010, the team serves children who are vulnerable to malnutrition, school drop-out, crime and sexual and substance abuse, and who have high psychological and social needs. They have just recently expanded from two, to three centres.
Initially started by leaders in the CENFOL church, the team at Tiempo de Paz seeks to share the Gospel with at-risk youth and provides a protected space for spiritual, emotional and physical development. In addition to nutritional and academic support, staff and volunteers also provide training to families to promote healthy lifestyles, and offers music & art lessons for the kids.
In addition, Tiempo de Paz has a full time child psychologist on staff.