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April 2015

A special bond, A role model, Interview with an SOS mother, Through thick and thin, Providing for their needs, Giving love, CEO's welcome, Fundraising focus
A special bond

A special bond

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

The bond between mother and child is a strong one – and often care runs both ways. Reena took care of her mother when she fell ill, and Dimitar wrote his mum a poem to say thank you.

A role model

A role model

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

A good mother is a good role model – read two stories that show how strong parenting can influence the next generation.

Interview with an amazing SOS mother

Interview with an amazing SOS mother

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

If you could ask an SOS mother any question, what would it be? Jackie Long – Channel 4 news presenter and friend of SOS Children – had this opportunity last November. At the V&A Museum of Childhood, Jackie interviewed Christine Schnait, an SOS mother in Hinterbruhl, Austria. Christine has been an SOS mother for an amazing sixteen years, and was visiting the UK for a special fundraising dinner in London.

Message from our Chief Executive

Message from our Chief Executive

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

Do you feel loved and accepted just the way you are? At SOS Children’s Villages, we know that children need to be at the heart of a long-term relationship with a loving parent or carer to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance.

Through thick and thin

Through thick and thin

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

Sometimes children get sick or face difficulties. Any mother will tell you that these times will be tough – find out how two SOS mothers coped with very different challenges.

Providing for their needs

Providing for their needs

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

Preparing healthy meals, and offering play and care is tough for any parent. Find out how SOS mothers from Peru and Mozambique provide for their children's needs.

Giving love

Giving love

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

Find out how SOS mother Dudu learnt how to care for two-year-old Nkosi at the SOS Adult Training Centre in Johannesburg.

Focus on fundraising

Focus on fundraising

Apr 01, 2015 01:00 AM

A round up of fundraising stories from the last six months – from the Sheikh School in Somaliland to leaving a legacy in Pakistan

Upheaval and violence affects 1.3 million children in CAR

Upheaval and violence affects 1.3 million children in CAR

Apr 10, 2015 12:45 PM

Wilson has witnessed extreme violence and suffered great upheaval as a result of ongoing political and social unrest. One morning he awoke to the sound of gunshots and heard stories of headless bodies, including those of children, found in the river or by the side of the road. Children across Central African Republic (CAR) live in fear of violence, starvation and disease.

Ukraine families suffer the consequences of conflict

Ukraine families suffer the consequences of conflict

Apr 15, 2015 12:37 PM

Spring is coming in Ukraine. For people in Lugansk, this time of plenty only serves as a reminder of the hardships of war. With gardens and allotments under government control, many will be unable to sow the seeds they need to sustain their families in the months ahead.

Thank you Jeremy: 15K fundraiser takes supporter to 6 Villages

Thank you Jeremy: 15K fundraiser takes supporter to 6 Villages

Apr 18, 2015 03:40 PM

When Jeremy Reed set off on his cycling tour from England to Australia in support of SOS Children, he didn't know quite what to expect from the Villages he planned to visit along the way.

Syria conflict: “What I have become is something I never imagined”

Syria conflict: “What I have become is something I never imagined”

Apr 20, 2015 04:22 PM

Eleven year old Samira used attend school every day and dreamt of being a doctor. When civil war broke out in Syria, her family was forced to move from war-torn Aleppo, and now scratch out a meagre living sorting through rubbish in a town on the coast.

Here comes the medical bus!

Here comes the medical bus!

Apr 24, 2015 02:10 PM

Visits have stepped up for Cosmas Lungu and his team at the SOS Mobile Clinic. The clinic, known affectionately as the “medical bus” tours Chipata district, providing care to children under 15 in rural communities which otherwise lack reliable access to healthcare.

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