A charity of Last Resort whose aim is that the forgotten children of Colombia may have life; life in all its fulness.
Let The Children Live! is a charity that works in Colombia with children from the streets and shanty-towns of the city of Medellín. These children were once called ‘the disposable ones’ and although that name is no longer used they are still at high social risk from the violence that they experience in the streets and shanty-towns of cities such as Medellín. Most of the danger in the shanty-towns comes from the many gangs ( or bandas ) that control them. Let The Children Live! is at present working with 400 very vulnerable boys and girls in this city. For most of them it is their last hope.Their ages range from babies to teenagers and they are often unloved and unwanted; even beaten, robbed, raped and sometimes murdered. By the rest of the world they are either unknown or forgotten. The charity, which was founded by Fr Peter Walters, aims to safeguard the lives of these children from the poverty and violence of the streets and shanty-towns, and to make their lives worth living by giving them love, education and a future.
This website will give you an overview of our work and tell you how you can become part of it and make a difference to the lives of our children.
Greetings from Medellín, Colombia!
Watch the video clip below to see our children enjoying themselves at Casa Walsingham.
Remember to check Latest News/Updates
Have you changed your Standing Order or Direct Debit over to our Company Bank Account yet? Details in ‘Latest News’ or Newsletter/Updates Page.
Click on the link to hear an excerpt
Excerpts of songs on many pages, including ‘Latest News’
Click on the link below to listen to our choir’s Cambiata Group sing Barbershop–‘My Evaline’,at a recent Concert in Medellín. For more information on the choir see ‘Latest News/Updates’.
Listen to them sing ‘Gaudete, gaudete’
For information on Fr Peter’s visits and engagements see Latest News/Updates and the Events page.
You can now set up Direct Debits through CharityCheckout, in addition to making one-off donations.