The Colombian Association for Transition from State Protection, winners of the IX Civic Award


Friday, 26 January 2018


Fundación Alvaralice

Yhon Eduar Ángulo, Henry Quiñonez, Miguel Ángel Rentería and Michael Londoño are the four young founders of the Colombian Association for Transition from State Protection (Asociación Colombiana de Egreso de Protección Estatal ASCEP in Spanish), an organization that aims to support youths and adolescents who are wards of the state via the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, ICBF in Spanish). When these individuals  are not adopted by a family, they remain in foster homes until they reach adulthood.

In this video, Yhon Eduar, the director of this organization, explains how ASCEP supports young orphans and abandoned children, who have reached the last stages of state protection under the ICBF,  to help them improve their skills in the areas of communication and leadership, among others. The goal is that those youths no longer under the protection of the ICBF, can assume an independent life with the basic skills to be able to become productive members of society.

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