Friends of Colombia has launched its 2017 Fundraising Campaign. It is with your generous support that we are able to continue to support our educational projects and entertain new ones. This year we inaugurated our Peace Corps Volunteer Field Support Program with a grant to support the anti-bullying school program started by PCV Maya Cross and a Colombian colleague. This new effort complements our long-time efforts to support communities through education, microlending and other targeted assistance. Please help us with your donation to Friends of Colombia, P.O. Box 15292, Chevy Chase, MD 20825 or go to PayPal on this site.
Read about peace in Colombia…and the peacemakers, former and present, who helped make it happen. More than 50 years ago, many PCVs were assigned to accion communal activities in rural sites. Today we can see some of the positive results of that work, thanks to the research of professor and author Oliver Kaplan. RPCVs Patricia Wand and Irv Dubinsky describe Kaplan’s work. RPCV Edward Ladon describes his return to Colombia to serve as a kind of “global citizen diplomat.” These and other stories, along with reviews of three new books by RPCV authors.