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October 2012

Dalai Lama celebrates 50th anniversary of SOS Tibet, Syrian families affected by escalating crisis, Haiti school extension...
Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Meru, Kenya

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Meru, Kenya

Oct 01, 2012 02:20 PM

A child sponsorship update from Meru in Kenya. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Tibet: Celebrating 50 years with the Dalai Lama

Tibet: Celebrating 50 years with the Dalai Lama

Oct 01, 2012 03:35 PM

The Tibetan Homes Foundation, a member association of SOS Children International, recently celebrated 50 years of providing Tibetan children with a loving home. The celebrations took place in Mussoorie, Northern India with guests including the Dalai Lama and the President of SOS Children International, Helmut Kutin.

Golden Mwinsa from SOS Children in Zambia nominated for Street Child Champions Award

Golden Mwinsa from SOS Children in Zambia nominated for Street Child Champions Award

Oct 02, 2012 10:20 AM

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) Street Child Champions Award is aimed at recognising those working directly on the ground improving the lives of children living on the street. Golden Mwinsa, a Social Outreach Worker for SOS Children in Zambia is one of this year’s nominees.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Gulu, Uganda

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Gulu, Uganda

Oct 02, 2012 10:42 AM

A child sponsorship report from Gulu in Uganda. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Children in South Africa taught money management in school

Oct 02, 2012 03:46 PM

In Johannesburg, school pupils are being taught about the importance of managing money.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Dassa Zoume, Benin

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Dassa Zoume, Benin

Oct 03, 2012 10:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Dassa Zoume in Benin. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Children and their families continue to suffer in the east of the DR Congo

Oct 04, 2012 09:58 AM

Conflict across the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues as local and foreign armed groups vie for control.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Cibitoke, Burundi

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Cibitoke, Burundi

Oct 04, 2012 04:23 PM

A child sponsorship report from Cibitoke in Burundi. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Kenya moves to stamp on measles outbreaks

Oct 04, 2012 04:34 PM

In Kenya, around 1% of deaths among children less than 5 years old are caused by measles, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Chimoio, Mozambique

Oct 05, 2012 09:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Chimoio in Mozambique. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Mothers and children in the slums of Bangladesh need healthcare services

Oct 05, 2012 04:10 PM

In eastern Asia, nearly half of all poverty can now be found in urban centres.

Tunisia’s young risk everything for work

Oct 08, 2012 05:02 PM

As in other countries across North Africa, unemployment in Tunisia is high, especially among the young and some will risk everything in order to find work.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Pemba, Mozambique

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Pemba, Mozambique

Oct 09, 2012 12:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Pemba in Mozambique. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Relief efforts of the UN’s child agency to be extended in Syria

Oct 10, 2012 11:05 AM

The government in Syria has agreed to let the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) extend its humanitarian operations in the country, in a move which the organisation hopes will save tens of thousands of lives.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Chittagong, Bangladesh

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Chittagong, Bangladesh

Oct 10, 2012 11:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Chittagong in Bangladesh. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Syrian families trying to survive

Syrian families trying to survive

Oct 10, 2012 04:45 PM

In the current conflict, the lives of many families in Syria are falling apart. Parents are losing their jobs and homes, and many are struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis. This is the story of one family whose lives have changed dramatically since the war.

Pakistan will begin vaccinating under-fives against pneumonia

Oct 10, 2012 05:02 PM

Pakistan has announced it will become the first country in South Asia to introduce a vaccine against pneumococcal disease in children.

Haiti: School extension gives more children a quality education

Haiti: School extension gives more children a quality education

Oct 11, 2012 09:51 AM

This week, 14 new classrooms have opened at the SOS School in Santo, Port-au-Prince, enabling an additional 490 pupils to receive an education and improve their chances for a brighter future. The school extension is part of SOS Children’s long-term reconstruction programme in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, and is the first in a series of school renovations planned by the charity.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Gode, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Gode, Ethiopia

Oct 11, 2012 09:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Gode in Ethiopia. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Malawi teenagers become ambassadors for International day of the girl

Oct 11, 2012 04:01 PM

To mark the first United Nations ‘International day of the girl’ on October 11th, two teenagers from Malawi have been visiting London’s Southbank Centre.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Maseru, Lesotho

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Maseru, Lesotho

Oct 12, 2012 10:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Maseru in Lesotho. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

The youngsters in Bangladesh dubbed the ‘wedding busters’

Oct 15, 2012 10:03 AM

In Bangladesh, nearly a third of girls are married before the age of 15.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Chengdu, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Chengdu, China

Oct 15, 2012 12:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from Chengdu in China. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

New university campus in Kenya brings hope for young refugees

Oct 15, 2012 04:35 PM

Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya is the world’s largest refugee camp and home to over 160,000 children.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Oct 16, 2012 09:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Oct 17, 2012 09:20 AM

When her husband abandoned the family, Christina, from Mwanza in Tanzania, struggled to make a living to provide for her five children. They ended up on the streets and often went hungry. With the support of the SOS Family Strengthening Programme, Christina has been able to establish a livelihood selling crops, buy her own house and build a better future for her family.

The children in Nigeria and around the world who don’t go to school

Oct 17, 2012 10:44 AM

The number of primary children going without schooling dropped to around 61 million in 2010, compared with 108 million in 2000.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Oct 17, 2012 11:10 AM

A child sponsorship report from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Ensuring young people in India have the skills they need

Oct 17, 2012 04:25 PM

More than a quarter of young people in South and West Asia lack important skills, often because they fail to complete primary school.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Tema, Ghana

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Tema, Ghana

Oct 18, 2012 12:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Tema in Ghana. This charity report covers the first half of 2012

Ensuring children across Ghana receive a good education

Oct 18, 2012 04:42 PM

In Ghana, there has long been political consensus that a good portion of the country’s wealth should be invested in education.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from N'Djamena, Chad

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from N'Djamena, Chad

Oct 22, 2012 10:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from N'Djamena in Chad. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Anti-malarial drug programme helps protect children in Mali

Oct 22, 2012 05:00 PM

In Mali, around one in every six deaths among children under five is caused by malaria.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Douala, Cameroon

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Douala, Cameroon

Oct 23, 2012 10:25 AM

A child sponsorship report from Douala in Cameroon. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Developments for school children in Bangladesh

Oct 23, 2012 05:04 PM

In Bangladesh, extra stipends available for girls’ education have been so successful, there are now more girls than boys in secondary school.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bakoteh, Gambia

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bakoteh, Gambia

Oct 24, 2012 10:45 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bakoteh in The Gambia. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Improving the cycle of education in Zambia

Oct 24, 2012 05:05 PM

Zambia has long been committed to providing all children with a nine-year cycle of education and has made significant progress towards this goal, particularly in the first seven years of primary.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Cap Haitian, Haiti

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Cap Haitian, Haiti

Oct 25, 2012 11:30 AM

A child sponsorship report from Cap Haitian in Haiti. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Plugging the schooling gaps in Tanzania

Oct 25, 2012 04:55 PM

A new report by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) has called for more programmes which support bringing marginalised children into school.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Oct 26, 2012 09:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Dhaka in Bangladesh. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Gabu, Guinea-Bissau

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Gabu, Guinea-Bissau

Oct 27, 2012 11:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Gabu in Guinea-Bissau. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Ziguinchor, Senegal

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Ziguinchor, Senegal

Oct 29, 2012 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Ziguinchor in Senegal. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Yantai, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Yantai, China

Oct 29, 2012 03:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Yantai in China. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Effectively tackling child labour: The Brazilian approach?

Oct 29, 2012 04:50 PM

The United Nations (UN) is gearing up for a concerted campaign to eliminate the world’s 190 million child labourers. According to a new report, the UN believes that the number of working children must be tackled as a matter of urgency over the next eight years.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Conakry, Guinea

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Conakry, Guinea

Oct 30, 2012 10:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Conakry in Guinea. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Digital devices help children to read in Kenya

Oct 30, 2012 04:27 PM

In Kenya, significant amounts of aid combined with investment from the government have allowed for huge increases in access to primary education for the country’s children.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Tete, Mozambique

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Tete, Mozambique

Oct 31, 2012 11:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tete in Mozambique. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Scaling up nutrition in Zambia

Oct 31, 2012 04:59 PM

Zambia is one of thirty countries to have joined the ‘Scaling Up Nutrition’ or SUN programme launched two years ago.

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