LADO B CANDELARIA

La Candelaria- Colombia

Fight crime through sustainable tourism

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720 travelers of VSocial partners visited the project*

What is the project about?

La Candelaria is the historical and patrimonial zone of the city of Bogotá. It is a must for tourists who want to know its museums and its architectural heritage. However, due to the stigmatization of some neighborhoods, it's hard for tourists to get to know the living heritage and its population. This project has been developed 3 years ago and the tourist has the possibility of going to the upper part of the neighborhoods where they have a viewpoint of most of the city, they enjoy a lunch in one of the family houses of the youngsters and get to know their neighborhood.

How is VSocial involved in the project?

VSocial Foundation supports young people who previously robbed tourists and now turned away from crime thanks to a community tourism enterprise. In addition, the project receives visits from tourists via the VSocial cooperation partners.

What impact does the commitment have?

During the whole process that has been done with the youngsters of the neighborhood, the tourism project has a direct impact on 10 families and more than 15 young people who previously had no other option than crime.

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