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2016 (June)
2015 - Beatriz Charria and her dedicated staff in the Soacha barrio of Bogota continue to educate and nourish some of the poorest children in Colombia. Over the years it has been wonderful serving and participating with you in this beautiful project. We know you will carry on, and it will be our honour if we are able to carry on with you as we will surely do, resources permitting........................................

May 2014 Report
(New intake of children in February - now well settled in: receiving education, nutrition & support)

Winter 2013-2014 Report
(Complete 2013 term, Christmas cellebrations - Summer holidays, then school again)
Summer 2013 Report ...(Soacha street kids centre 'Main Term')
Spring 2013 Report
Soacha street kids centre 'Main Term'
January 2013
Soacha street kids centre 'Summer Programme' (Southern Hemisphere)
December 2013
Soacha street kids centre 'The Christmas Lunch'
November 2012
Soacha street kids centre already showing signs of stability.
ASK-Bruce Colombia: our project in a very poor barrio outside Bogota (developed over 2 years: now functioning)

Bruce Colombia's latest Center We pursue our mission of getting Latin America's out-of-school children [20% of all kids] educated in 3 phases:
1- Find the children
2- Teach them, then integrate them into regular schools.
Launch a campaign to make the Government recognize these children and take over our work of getting them educated.

It takes 2 Years !. When we find a child, convince the mother to let us get him or her educated, take them into our little school, give them their first lessons; finally get them up to the level of education for their age, and matriculate them into a state school (paying for uniforms and all expenses): our work for that child is only just begun (2 years)
Above are club meetings 7 June 2006
NEW Bruce Peru Centre in Cajamarca 05.10.2005
We continue to work with each child, and will do so for the next two years. Visiting every month for a "Club Meeting" , at which we monitor their progress, give prizes, work with their techers, our Social Workers see how things are going at school, at home: and we pay for wehatever their parents cannon or will not. We do this for two years.
Bruce Colombia's lproject to help pregnant adolescents For more than 2 years we have been preparing for and fretting over our project to help pregnant at-risk teens, and finally - in January - we got it off the ground. Now it flies.
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Palmeras Children's Centre, Bruce Colombia, emerging.Bruce Colombia Volunteers recrruting poor children ...Las Palmeras Children's Centre................Recruiting not-in-school children
We have progressed apace in the 'Las Palmeras' project, and now are able to open a Children's Centre in their community 1.05.
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Bruce Colombia children studying to be ready to enter school
Very poor children being prepared to enter school for the first time.We have given each centre a target of how many children we hope to prepare and register for school by this December. Trujillo is on target. Huaraz is optemistic.Waiting for word from Cajamarca and Malabrigo. Total: 130 children
Our "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN" icampaign s catching  on.
Our campaign: "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN!" is beginning to pick up momentum in centres where lots of international tourists are encountering Colombia's child laborers on a daily basis.The object of the campaign is to recruit volunteers from the tourist population who visit Colombia each year,
Many Colombian children not in school live in Bogota
With help from our friends we have opend our centre at the edge of Bogota. We will send volunteers there . Bogots's barrios contain perhaps 2 million of Latin America's displaced & most desparate people.There we will help educate and and generally assist some of the poorest children.
Bogota InformationBruce Colombia Volunteers open Palmeras Children's Centre 01.05Taking voluntees applications now.
HIV / AIDS pandemic thrives in Latin America
Sherrill brings AIDS help to poor children
Sherrill Musty, the publisher of the book "WHAT'S A VIRUS ANYWAY ", ,has contributed a quantity of these marvelous books...
The UN has declared that the number infected with HIV/AIDS in Latin America is greater than that of Europe and the USA combined. If you live in one of these countries you would not know this - it is not reported in the media, talked about in the chambers of Government. They are in denial. But we know it is there, children and families in the communities we help are suffering: and there is little help available._______________________
This is the BEST book we have ever found for helping young children deal with HIV/AIDS - thank you Sherrill: we will make them go far and serve many,
New Satelits project at Bruce Colombia Trujillo, Cerro Pesqueda Our satellite projects send Bruce Organisation volunteers into the most deprived barrios where the poorest children live. Local volunteers are helping. Paying homage to some recent volunteers at Bruce ColombiaFirst satellite centres were here, Cerro Pesqueda, and La Esperanza. Oen Monday some years ago, this barren brick building - without water or electricity (kindly made available to us by the Mayor of Pesqueda) - was converted into a three classroom mini school. Here 27 unschooled children were waiting for us to begin preparing them for school.
Paying homage to some recent volunteers at Bruce Colombia Celebrating the work of recent volunteers. Our program is beeing led by a team of talented dedicated fun volunteers.
Volunteers & Children at Bruce Colombia 07-09.2004 Life at Bruce got pretty hectic during the summer, but right now things are probably better than they have ever been.We are better helping the children in our programs. 
Photo album of children and volunteers, Bruce Organization

Each country in Latin America has about 20% of its children not attending school. But Governments do not admit this, nor does UNICEF. We, however, know these children are out there, and we can prove it. We can also demonstrate that it is relatively simple to help them into school and to keep them there. We do this every place we set up.
Street children need  help...... Street kids,
..........They come to us
..........as they are;
we make of them
..........what they let us
they crave love, need direction......ready for school