The Colour of Hope is a registered UK charity working to reduce poverty, advance education and promote employment amongst disadvantaged young people in Peru.
Our youth development programme ran from 2007 to 2009 and provided support for vulnerable young people leaving children's homes in Lima, Peru's capital city. It helped them to become part of their community and to find dignified work; it gave them a chance for change.
Young people from six care homes across Lima took part in the programme and achieved the following outcomes:
- 100% reintegrated into society
- 100% participated in capacity building activities to enhance life skills and employability
- 80% found dignified employment
- 20% accessed grants and loans to set up profitable small businesses
The programme ended in 2009 and The Colour of Hope now acts as an 'umbrella funding body', awarding grants to organisations across Peru which are working towards the same or similar aims. We do not currently offer any volunteering opportunities, but if you're interested in volunteering in Lima, please get in touch and we'll be happy to sign-post you to other organisations that offer similar opportunities.