Update report from November 2009
Another precious year from our life is going to be over. We have been trying our level best to renew our commitment to the children entrusted to us. Of course you will like the following information on SOS Children's Village Dhaka on the eve of Merry Christmas 2009 and Happy New Year 2010. We are confident and hopeful in getting same type of cooperation and support from you in the years to come.
Seven children have got home in the Village while seven boys and girls have been integrated into the society throughout the year. Now, 147 children are living in the Village, 23 elder girls are living in outside hostels, 52 boys in SOS Youth Village Dhaka. Four girls and three boys passed Secondary School Certificate examination while two girls passed Higher Secondary Certificate examination successfully. Among them one boy in Secondary School Certificate and one girl in Higher Secondary Certificate examination got highest grade A+.
In total, 197 boys from poor families are receiving training on four types of trade courses in our SOS Vocational Training Centre Dhaka. SOS College Dhaka has been retaining its position as before. This year, out of its 76 Secondary School Certificate candidates, all passed successfully where 65 got grade A+ and 11 got grade A. In Higher Secondary Certificate examination, out of 90 candidates, 69 got grade A+, 20 got grade A and 1 got grade A-. One girl got Bronze Medal in a national level children drawing competition. Our team became 3rd in the Mini Handball Tournament organized by the Bangladesh Handball Federation.
Five girls attended the Work Camp at SOS Youth Village & Farm Project Bagerhat. ‘Good Handwriting’ competition for children was arranged on International Mother Language Day. ‘Nabobarsho’ (Bengali New Year) was observed on 14 April. To observe International Mother’s Day, a drawing competition as well as exhibition for children was held. Child Protection Workshop ended through formation of a message - ‘Not to hurt anybody, always do good for others‘. `Teachers Gathering’ programme was held. `Health and Hygiene Awareness Programme’ was held in cooperation with 'Unilever Bangladesh Limited'. International SOS Day 2009 was observed with lots of joy and enthusiasm. In the concluding ceremony Minister for Social Welfare was present as Chief Guest. One mother has been honoured with the SOS Ring.
We must acknowledge with gratefulness that all the above achievements made possible through your generous support and contribution. With our best regards, love and prayers; wishing your good health, peace and happiness.