Tumaco in the rural south of Colombia is considered as one of the most dangerous regions of the country. Poverty and unemployment drive many young people into the clutches of criminal gangs, drug traffickers or terrorist organizations that fight each other bloody.
The Fundación Servicio Juvenil has many years of experience in the care of street children and marginalized young people. The tried-and-tested partner organization of the Limmat Foundation runs a new training centre for young people in this neglected area. Every year, 360 adolescents are given a chance to get out of illegality. You complete an apprenticeship in motorcycle maintenance, tailoring, bakery or carpentry. The vocational training is accompanied by psychosocial care, health care and coaching in the search for a job. Parents are also involved in the process of reorientation.