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August 2016

Ecuador earthquake: 28,000 still remain in temporary shelters

Ecuador earthquake: 28,000 still remain in temporary shelters

Aug 03, 2016 09:00 AM

On Saturday 16 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. It was Ecuador's largest earthquake since 1979.

Preparing the generation of tomorrow in Ethiopia

Preparing the generation of tomorrow in Ethiopia

Aug 04, 2016 10:00 AM

For International Youth Day (12th August), we’re sharing how the SOS Children’s Villages in Ethiopia are inspiring young people to strive for a better future. Gaining employment in Ethiopia is a major challenge for young people. We’re working to change that.

From sponsored child to Olympic athlete

From sponsored child to Olympic athlete

Aug 17, 2016 02:55 PM

Mavis was raised at the SOS Children's Village in Bindura, Zimbabwe, where she learned how to play football. This month, she is representing Zimbabwe in women’s football in the 2016 Rio Olympics. On 3rd August 2016, Mavis and her team played against Germany. We spoke to her the next morning about her childhood dreams becoming a reality.

'Music makes me feel alive': How music is uplifting children in Kenya

'Music makes me feel alive': How music is uplifting children in Kenya

Aug 22, 2016 03:15 PM

Music is helping children from extreme poverty discover their interests and overcome their trauma. Twice a week, children from the Nairobi SOS Children’s Village come together to make music.

Meet the first SOS mother in The Gambia

Meet the first SOS mother in The Gambia

Aug 26, 2016 03:00 PM

Over 30 years ago, Ya Pulloh heard a radio advertisement urging women to apply to the SOS Children’s Village in The Gambia. After a successful application, Ya Pulloh became the first SOS mother in The Gambia. During her time with SOS Children’s Villages, she raised 14 orphaned and abandoned children as her own.

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