Getting good education for young children, like the girl above, in countries like Zambia is a real challenge. There are some ways to make learning more interactive and engaging. The SOS School in Lusaka is proud to have been chosen as a partner in the British Council's project entitled 'Connecting Classrooms'.
Here is a snapshot of SOS Children's Village Ammersee.
Elsewhere in Georgia is Giorgi, a dark-haired young man in his early twenties. He grew up in the SOS Village Kutasis, Georgia. He is working hard to make something of his life. Ever since he was tiny, Giorgi enjoyed helping. Rather than relaxing over the summer months or chilling out with friends on weekends, Giorgi was keen to be helping his SOS mother in the kitchen and with housework.
This is the story of 14-year-old Farida who has experienced terrible effects of war and later on received treatment at the psycho-social relief centre Abu Shok refugee camp in Al Fashir, Darfur. The story was told by Rasha, the psychologist who treated Farida.
I found this report about the dramatic consequences that followed the heavy rainfall in June 2008 in the central and southern regions of Chile. The river Bio-Bio in the city of Concepción overflowed and left the two sides of the city in total isolation. Most roads were completely flooded while the basic services of water, electricity, and telephone lines were cut off. Here is the heartwarming report:
In March 2009 it was reported, though the situation in the area of Malakal has stabilised, many still fear that fighting might once more break out at any moment, since the warring parties are still in the area and the reasons that led to the fighting on 25 February remain unresolved.
A warm hearted lady shares her warmth by knitting jerseys for every child at SOS Children's Village Nelspruit in South Africa.
The first SOS Children's Village in China was built in 1987 in Tianjin, not far from the capital Beijing. Currently, nine SOS Children's Villages are providing a new home to more than 1,000 girls and boys: in Tianjin, Yantai, Qiqihar, Nanchang, Putian, Chengdu, Kaifeng, Urumqi and Lhasa.
There are four members of the Georgian SOS Playbus team. In their work they help children to learn through playing games. The SOS Playbus also helps children to make friends.
On 29 September 2008, children from SOS Children's Village Natitingou made an excursion to Tori, about 100km from the capital of Benin, Cotonou. The trip was a treat for the children who had the best school results in class.