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Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Savannakhet, Laos

Children from Savannakhet
Children from Savannakhet

A child sponsorship report from Savannahkhet in Laos. Written in 2009.

Dear  Sponsors,                                                                             

While the end of 2009 coming we have a great pleasure to express our grateful thanks for your generous and continuous support to our SOS Children’s Village Savannakhet and in this occasion allow us to present our progress report on the development and some recent events in the village to you.

We have now 100 children (53 boys and 47 girls) living with joy, respect and security in 12 family houses; 4 mothers and 9 acting aunt have a high responsibility to take care of their beloved children. One mother candidate is now on theory training for 45 days at Mother Training Centre in Vientiane Capital.

For the academic year 2009 – 2010, our 76 children are attending in different classes of primary school which located in the town and 24 at our SOS Nursery.

During 3 months of vacation, some activities were organized for our children such as : summer course, football competition, to plant the flowers trees for village decoration and participation in the Buddhist Lent which was one of the famous religious festival. Our children and mothers were very happy to have chance for making merits on this religious ceremony. 

The monthly meeting for SOS mothers and aunts was hold regularly to change experiences, to improve their knowledge and comprehension on taking care of the children and the SOS concept.

Our SOS Nursery has provided 70 kids in total in which 46 come from the neighborhood and 6 of them from the very poor families received the scholarship from our project. 

Dear Friends and Dear Sponsors, without your kind assistance and continuous support we could not reach our goals. Therefore on behalf of all of our children, mothers, aunts and everyone here, we would like to send you our best regards and deepest thanks for your kindness. We wish all of you have a good health, success in your work and prosperity in your family life.

Yours Sincerely,

Soumata Dengchampa (Mr)