WHO WE ARE

THE AFRO-COLOMBIAN CENTRE

We are a new start-up community-based foundation in Cartagena that serves Afro people. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, upgrades, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. This policy complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

The organization values people from diverse backgrounds, working to create an atmosphere of trust, integrity, respect and honesty, harassment or discrimination of any kind.

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Our Mission

We are a new start-up community-based organization based in Cartagena that serves the Afro-Colombian community and other ethnic groups, especially those living in economically distressed areas. We aim to improve the lives of individuals and our Afro-Colombian community as a whole, with a focus on education, employment, health, and recreation, culture, equity, and social justice. Our programs and activities aligned with the UN’s SDGs, #3,4,8,9,11 and 16.

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Our Vision

We aim to improve the lives of individuals and our Afro-Colombian community as a whole, with a focus on education, employment, health, recreation, and culture. The goal of our programs is to address inequity, and to address social justice issues for people who have historically been excluded due to discrimination. Our priority population for service and programs are Afro-Colombian, women, LGBTQI+, children, seniors, youth, persons with disabilities, the victim of conflict or war, undocumented persons, in Cartagena. Our program goal is to help remove barriers that limit access to at-risk and vulnerable population, especially Afrodescendance and the indigenous population. Our programs and activities are aligned to the UN’s SDGs #1,3,4,8,9,10,11, 16 and 17.

Our Commitment