Oficial delegation visiting Centre COMParte – Proyectar Sin Fronteras

24/05/2016

DSC00027 (2)On Thursday the 28th of April Centro COMParte received representatives of different institutions: the French Embassy, the government of the department of Cundinamarca, and networks of Franco-Colombian and French associations focusing on international action (“Réseau France Colombie Solidarités” and “Coordination SUD”).

Centro COMParte is a pioneering experience of social integration for the district of San Cristobal in Bogota, offering a collective space designed by and for the community that promotes the development of spiritual, cultural and business projects. These facilitate building initiatives to ensure quality of life. Specifically in the neighbourhoods of Santa Rosa and Moralba there is a diverse population that includes victims of displacement due to the armed conflict, demobilized combatants from illegal armed groups and historical residents mostly with peasant roots.

Through the visit of the spaces, accompanied by a detailed explanation of the local context as well as the history of the intervention of Proyectar Sin Fronteras in the area, the different representatives could realize the work carried out in the neighbourhood by our foundation.

DSC00036This visit was for them one step in a longer tour that aimed at getting better acquainted with the different Franco-Colombian initiatives implemented in Bogotá in the voluntary sector. Thanks to this exchange, we strengthened contact with the French community in Bogota and we could demonstrate once again that cooperation between the two countries works and allows the realization of durable actions in vulnerable communities of the city.

We hope we will have more opportunities like this to deepen these bonds!