SOS Children (http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/) has villages and community projects all around the world, helping some of the world's most vulnerable children.  

We intend to visit a few SOS Children's Village project sites on our route to drop off essentials as well as buying a few treats for the children and families. The villages we hope to visit include the projects based in Ethiopia (Bahir Dar & Addis Abeba); Kenya (Nairobi, Eldoret); Uganda (Kakiri); Rwanda (Kigali); Tanzania (Arusha) and Zambia (Livingstone).

 

 

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SOS Children's Villages gives children who have no one else to turn to the comfort and security of a new family and home in one of their project villages. Regardless of race, religion or culture, children are given a new SOS mother, brothers and sisters and a home, where they can stay until they are old enough to lead independent lives. To help them achieve this, SOS Children's Village provide these children and young people with the education, skills and knowledge they need to become contributing members of society.

By working with local communities, offering support to families through child care provision, counselling, medical advice and vocational skills as well as support for families that have been affected by illness or disease, the overall aim is to prevent the causes of child abandonment.

In a nutshell, SOS Children's Village

  • works in 123 countries around the world (44 in Africa)
  • runs 473 SOS Children's Villages and 383 Youth Homes
  • cares for more than 70,000 children
  • provides over 100,000 children with an education in its nurseries, primary and secondary schools
  • supports more than 1 million vulnerable children and their families through medical centres, social centres, vocational training schemes and emergency relief efforts

SOS Children's Villages website: http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/