Since it has been a little bit quiet from us here at Carlings For Colombia this summer, we thought we’d give you a little update on our plans.
Sometime during the next two months our plan is to travel to Colombia to see how things are. We want to meet the fantastic people there, have them tell their stories and get an even stronger connection with this complex and amazing country. We are also once again very curious to see the work that the Red Cross are doing up close.
The exact date, travel party and destination is not 100% confirmed yet, this is still in the making, but the plan is to bring back documentation of it. Who knows, maybe we’ll make a video of it? You’ll read about it here.
We thank you for your patience and understanding and we are REALLY looking forward to getting the wheels rolling again on this amazing project.
Stay safe & be nice & we’ll keep you updated very soon.
Today starts yet another round up campaign for Colombia in all Carlings stores world wide. If you happen to be in a Carlings store you can support this project even without purchasing anything.
We also have a great give away competition.
The eminent Viktor from Carlings Sweden has modified six bomber jackets that Carlings is giving away on Instagram. This is to create awareness about the Urban Violence Projects that we are supporting in Colombia You can go to @Carlings_official to enter the competition.
In the meantime you can see the video of Viktor doing his No Guns Allowed art right here:
#nogunsallowed #paz #yulickballzak #carlingsforcolombia #silencetheviolence
The wait is over, the great news is here:
Carlings will do another two week Round Up Campaign for Colombia starting
May 22nd in all Carlings stores world wide.
If you happen to be visiting a Carlings store in Norway, Sweden, Finland or Austria you can help support our project.
#nogunsallwoed #silencetheviolence #libertad #roundupforcolombia #paz
It’s Friday all around the world & we wish y’all a GREAT weekend.
Rumours have it that we are expecting some very good news very soon.
Carlings For Colombia will be getting some much needed help and we want to include everyone in on it early next week.
So once again, have a magnificent weekend and stay tuned : )
#nogunsallowed #silencetheviolence #libertad #paz #carlingsforcolombia
All though some things are much better in Colombia, there still are major
challenges ahead. Red Cross Country Manager Joanna Radziukiewicz
really knows whats going on in Colombia and gives us a current update.
Joanna she has been a very important key person and a great partner
for Carlings For Colombia.
The Red Cross in Colombia have been very busy helping young Colombians deal with everyday struggles in the neighbourhood Potrero Grande. This is gang territory, the most dangerous area in the Cali region. In the midst of this, the fantastic young people there have had enough of the violence so they have created very cool anti violent projects in their neighbourhood. You will soon learn more about these incredible projects here,
so stay tuned!! : )
Here is an update on the numbers of human beings the Colombian Red Cross have reached so far in 2016 within this Urban Violence Program. In the cities of Cali and Medellin at least 3.755 people have participated in project activities aiming to mitigate the humanitarian consequences of violence.
This also includes helping youth to have meaningful activities in their free time within areas generally affected by violence.
This is very good news, it shows that the work Red Cross are doing is slowly but surely showing results. In quoting Alice Cooper: “We Still Got a Long Way to Go”
– at least this is going in the right direction
Young man showing love for his neighborhood Potrero Grande. Cali, Colombia 2016 Photo: Peter Diaz
#violenceisnoise #silencetheviolence #nogunsallowed #paz #libertad #colombia #cruzroja