Even for Indonesian standards, Flores is poor. Poverty dominates the Regency of Sikka, where the SOS Village at Waturia, Maumere, belongs. Most inhabitants are peasants - a hard lot in a region where nine months go without rain; traditional fishermen are not better off.
This is a moving story of a little boy called Jeevan, I don't want to say too much about it now, I will just let you read it and see the kinds of challenges and rewards involved in being an SOS mother:
South Africa interests me as it has come so far in organising itself into a stable country. Here are some of the background facts about South Africa:
I have been finding out about after-school clubs in Bakoteh. It's a lovely story, actually, becasue it starts off with a tree planting club that children enjoyed so much that it inspired others clubs and it shows the children's eagerness to learn. It just shows that sometimes small beginings can have bigger effects.
Here are some of facts about the nursery for babies at the SOS Children's Village Bakoteh in The Gambia. Then, at the end there is nice few lines about one baby in particular. Enjoy:
Here I've found some background on SOS Children's Village Ulaanbaatar, a place we have many beautiful photographs from.
Babies born out of wedlock are very frequently abandoned in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. This means that babies are often cared for at the SOS Children's Village Khartoum.
The SOS community centres in Guatemala are run by mothers from that area. Amparo Donis is one such mother, and this is her moving and triumphant story.
SOS Children's Village Begusarai opened on the 23rd June, 2008. It is situated besides the National High way 31 No in the state Bihar. The SOS campus consists of 14 family houses, youth house with workshop for youngsters. The village has a big mango and litchi fruit garden, a big play ground is also within the province. There are plans to develop a beautiful children park for small children.
In Brazil SOS works to supporting families so that children can have a healthy and happy childhood. I found this report about the kinds of activites SOS Children does with families in Brazil. The report tells of the work done in 2005, when 120 families were supported with home visits, meetings, and interviews, and in Jacarepaguá, in Rio de Janeiro, over 340 families were helped. Here is the report: