The children of the youth village "Benposta Nacion de Muchachos" come from all parts of Colombia. They are here because they are victims of the armed conflict in Colombia – in their home country they were forcibly recruited by armed groups or were victims of sexual violence.
Children frolic, a rooster crows, and it almost seems as if a small paradise exists up here in the mountains above the Colombian capital Bogota. But the young residents of the have anything but a happy past behind them. At the Benposta educational facility, they will experience protection and security, says director Daniel Campo Romero, explaining the project's goals.