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August 2014

Helping to prevent Ebola spread at West Africa Children's Villages, Development benefits of dam-building, Filipino families left homeless by 2013 super-typhoon get homes, Gaza conflict: Children suffer in Palestine and Israel, Technology benefits developing nations, The questions at the heart of our work, Syria crisis: 2011-14 in pictures, Equal rights, Remembering friend Lord Richard Attenborough, Benefits News digests, ICT for development: What it is and how we're using it...
Gaza conflict: “We are all afraid”

Gaza conflict: “We are all afraid”

Aug 04, 2014 03:55 PM

The Gaza conflict made headlines again last week when bombs hit a UN school in the Gaza strip. As the violence continues to escalate, children from our SOS Village in the Palestinian city of Rafah are shaken as bombs disrupt their sleep. Suffering is not confined to Palestine, and many children from our Israeli Village in Neradim are too afraid to leave their mothers' sides.

Weekly news digest: 2nd - 8th August

Weekly news digest: 2nd - 8th August

Aug 08, 2014 12:25 PM

Each week we will bring you a selection of the latest news stories from around the world. Focusing on issues that affect children we will look at the themes of education, health, community development and emergencies. Catch up by reading these news summaries, and click-through for related articles.

Gaza conflict: the worry remains

Gaza conflict: the worry remains

Aug 12, 2014 10:45 AM

Sadly, the Gaza conflict is still in the news and no peace agreement has been reached. A three-day ceasefire began on Sunday evening, which has so far been respected by Gaza and Israel. Meanwhile, indirect talks have resumed between negotiators in Cairo, Egypt, to reach a permanent solution. The ceasefire has allowed for children to travel and return to the safety of SOS Children's Village Rafah in Gaza.

Weekly news digest: 9th - 15th August

Weekly news digest: 9th - 15th August

Aug 15, 2014 12:35 PM

Each week we bring you a selection of the latest news stories from around the world. Focusing on issues that affect children, we look at the themes of education, health, community development and emergencies. Catch up on the news from 9th-15th August by reading these news summaries, and click-through for related articles.

How do these questions make you feel?

Aug 18, 2014 01:25 PM

If you're eager to get to the heart of SOS Children's work, and curious about what we do and why, then have a look at this short presentation. The questions posed, and the emotions they evoke, will reveal our motivations for helping children around the world.

What is ICT4D, and how is it transforming lives?

What is ICT4D, and how is it transforming lives?

Aug 20, 2014 04:35 PM

You may recognise the acronym ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) - but what about ICT4D? Any guesses? ICT4D refers to ICT for development, and projects that use technology to empower disadvantaged individuals and communities. At SOS Children, we're eager to recruit technology and have an array of ICT4D projects around the world. In the first of our two-part series on ICT4D, discover three of these innovative projects.

Weekly news digest: 16th - 22nd August

Weekly news digest: 16th - 22nd August

Aug 22, 2014 12:35 PM

Each week we bring you a selection of the latest news stories from around the world. Focusing on issues that affect children, we look at the themes of education, health, community development and emergencies. Catch up on the news from 16th-22nd August by reading these news summaries, and click-through for related articles.

We remember Richard Attenborough - friend of SOS Children

We remember Richard Attenborough - friend of SOS Children

Aug 26, 2014 01:30 PM

Lord Richard Attenborough, the award-winning actor and director, died on 24th August 2014, just five days before his 91st birthday. After a 60-year career Attenborough's immense contribution to the film industry is being remembered around the world. At SOS Children we remember another side of Attenborough - his dedication to charity and compassion for “little persons”.

How is ICT improving education in East Africa?

How is ICT improving education in East Africa?

Aug 27, 2014 12:55 PM

Did you use computers at school as part of your learning? Did your teachers use interactive whiteboards? Your answers are an indicator of which generation you're from, but also of where in the world you went to school. For example, while ICT is now integrated into teaching in UK classrooms, in other countries there may not be a single computer per school. In our second piece about ICT4D, we explore initiatives that are seeking to change this inequality.

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