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Here you'll find the latest news about SOS Children's Villages' work around the world. We also report on issues related to global health and education, development and poverty, and their impact on the communities we support.

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'Music makes me feel alive': How music is uplifting children in Kenya

'Music makes me feel alive': How music is uplifting children in Kenya

Aug 22, 2016 03:15 PM

Music is helping children from extreme poverty discover their interests and overcome their trauma. Twice a week, children from the Nairobi SOS Children’s Village come together to make music.

From sponsored child to Olympic athlete

From sponsored child to Olympic athlete

Aug 17, 2016 02:55 PM

Mavis was raised at the SOS Children's Village in Bindura, Zimbabwe, where she learned how to play football. This month, she is representing Zimbabwe in women’s football in the 2016 Rio Olympics. On 3rd August, 2016, Mavis and her team played against Germany. We spoke to her the next morning about her childhood dreams becoming a reality.

Preparing the generation of tomorrow in Ethiopia

Preparing the generation of tomorrow in Ethiopia

Aug 04, 2016 10:00 AM

For International Youth Day (12th August), we’re sharing how the SOS Children’s Villages in Ethiopia are inspiring young people to strive for a better future. Gaining employment in Ethiopia is a major challenge for young people. We’re working to change that.

Ecuador earthquake: 28,000 still remain in temporary shelters

Ecuador earthquake: 28,000 still remain in temporary shelters

Aug 03, 2016 09:00 AM

On Saturday 16 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. It was Ecuador's largest earthquake since 1979.

The trip of a lifetime: stories from a Village visit

The trip of a lifetime: stories from a Village visit

Aug 02, 2016 09:00 AM

In June, Helen Carr and five of her colleagues from J.Marr (Seafoods) Limited travelled to Ghana to see how their fundraising efforts have been making an impact at the SOS Children’s Village in Tema. Below, she tells us about their trip.

Supporting vulnerable children through cycling

Supporting vulnerable children through cycling

Aug 01, 2016 11:05 AM

On 1 June, 2016, Peter Ganczakowski set off on a 26-year-old bicycle from Land’s End in Cornwall, to cycle the length of Great Britain in support of SOS Children’s Villages UK. Peter journeyed to John O’Groats, Scotland, and fundraised £1,040 – approximately £1 for every mile cycled. Below, he shares his experience cycling to support vulnerable children.

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