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September 2015

Life-saving medical support for an SOS child in The Gambia, Vocational Training Centre celebrates graduation, Refugee crisis: A message from our CEO, Educating girls in Mali, Inspiring the young and old in Nigeria, Refugee crisis: How we're helping
Life-saving medical support for an SOS child in The Gambia

Life-saving medical support for an SOS child in The Gambia

Sep 02, 2015 01:55 PM

Bakary, now five years old, was admitted into an SOS family in Bakoteh, The Gambia in 2012. He suffered from a rare heart disease that reduces oxygen in the blood. As a result of his medical condition, the fragile child could not walk or play with other children. SOS Children flew him to France for a life-saving operation that could not be done in his region.

Vocational Training Centre celebrates graduation

Vocational Training Centre celebrates graduation

Sep 05, 2015 09:35 AM

In August, SOS Children’s Villages Mauritius recognised the hard work and success of 42 young people who completed their training at the SOS Vocational Training Centre. The centre provides technical training to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people to enhance their self-confidence, develop their interest in education and training, and equip them with the skills they will need to get a job.

Educating girls in Mali

Educating girls in Mali

Sep 10, 2015 10:50 AM

The West African country of Mali has some of the lowest literacy rates in the world. Only 33% of the population are literate and only 39% of young women, between the ages of 15-24 can read or write. SOS Children’s Villages is working to educate the most vulnerable and impoverished children, helping them achieve their potential and be able to contribute positively to their society.

Inspiring the young and old in Nigeria

Inspiring the young and old in Nigeria

Sep 12, 2015 08:55 AM

SOS Children has been providing loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children in Nigeria since the 1970s. We also provide healthcare, education and support to vulnerable families. Our family strengthening programmes benefit both the young and the old. Here, we look at two Nigerian beneficiaries – one 17, another a grandmother – of our family strengthening programmes.

Life with HIV in rural Uganda

Life with HIV in rural Uganda

Sep 17, 2015 02:35 PM

For nearly 10 years Grace did not know she was HIV positive. It was not until an SOS medical outreach team came to her village that she discovered why she was experiencing severe pain.

Everything you need to know about the SDGs

Everything you need to know about the SDGs

Sep 25, 2015 12:15 PM

This weekend, world leaders are gathering in New York to finalise and formally adopt the post-2015 Development Agenda. But does what that mean, and what will the impact be? How will this affect the next generation of children growing up around the world? Here, we answer those questions.

Going bananas: Getting kids to eat their greens

Going bananas: Getting kids to eat their greens

Sep 30, 2015 01:05 AM

Jacqueline is an SOS mothers at the SOS Children's Village Bujumbura in Burundi, and is a trained chef. Her 10 children can't get enough of her cooking – especially when she cooks with bananas. Here, Jacqueline explains that her family's favourite dish is agatoke, a savoury vegetarian meal – based, of course, on bananas.

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