Painted hand at the strategy cafe during general assembly 2008.…
The first day of the assemby saw the creation of an enormous painting. The representatives of the national associations could add their own handprints to canvasses upon which hundreds of children's handprints together formed the words "One Child", "One Friend" and "One Movement". The colourful activity memorably illustrates SOS Children's Villages' goals for the coming years.
Painted hand at the strategy cafe during a charity meeting in 2008.
The charity has meetings of representatives from all the countries we work in. The first day of the is meeting in 2008 one activity was to make an enormous painting. The representatives of the national associations could add their own handprints to canvasses which already had hundreds of children's handprints. The colourful activity memorably shows SOS Children's Villages' goal for the coming years, to all work together.
The assembly was to discuss the action plan for the period 2009 to 2016. We have set the following goals for ourselves for 2016: 100,000 children and young people in SOS Children's Villages and SOS Youth Facilities and 900,000 more children assisted by Family Support Programmes.
SOS Children's Village Tres Ríos psychologist.
Here is the story of a little boy who has been helped with his illness by SOS Villages. It is hard to imagine what kind of future he would have had if he has not been taken care of in the village. Here is Javier's story:
When Javier arrived at the SOS Social Centre "Hogar Luz" for people with special needs in Tres Ríos/Costa Rica, his prognosis was not encouraging at all. He has Cerebral palsy. The Hogar Luz team gave the blond, white and thin boy a new opportunity to live. Javier started a productive recovery. He received stimulation and physical therapies, but above all, he received love and human warmth.
Although he had difficulty eating, nowadays, Javier eats as any other child, and as any other child he has a favourite dish: mashed potatoes. He particularly enjoys watching other kids play in his new home. Ana Yancy, nurse at Hogar Luz, comments: "Our next goal is to see him walking. His emotional progress is considerable: he is very sociable and cheerful; he loves to be hugged."
For privacy reasons, we changed the name of the boy and chose a photo which does not reveal his identity.