Child Sponsorship Background from Nazareth, Israel
SOS Children's Village Migdal Haemek (Megadim), near Nazareth
SOS Children's Village Migdal Haemek (Megadim) opened its gates on 30
April 1997 and was officially inaugurated on 8 September 1997 by Israeli
President Mr Weizmann and SOS Children's Village President Mr Kutin. It
is situated near Nazareth and can be reached most conveniently via
Haifa or via Tel-Aviv.
The SOS Children's Village consists of family houses for many children, a multi-purpose hall, the village director's house, a house for the SOS aunts (family helpers or SOS mother trainees who support the SOS mothers in their daily work and fill in for them when they are ill or on leave), and an administration and service area. Within easy reach of the SOS Children's Village, there is a primary and secondary school, a kindergarten, a sports centre, a swimming bath and a clinic.
Other SOS Projects in Migdal HaemekIn January 2005, an SOS Social Centre was added to SOS Children's Village Migdal Haemek (Megadim). It mainly provides day care for children from the local community but also runs outreach programmes to help socially weak local families. There are day-care places for children. The outreach programmes comprise women's counselling, information on the prevention of diseases and financing of so-called micro businesses.
Background to Migdal HaemekMigdal Haemek is a city in the North District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2007 the city had a total population of 24,800.