Why we are working together:
Chew for Change raises awareness of proper dental hygiene and supports healthy self-esteem of children living in poverty. The sale of Extra chewing gum across the Republic of Ireland, beginning in autumn 2022, supports this project. Working in partnership, SOS Children’s Villages and Extra are supporting children and families to secure a better, healthier future.
What we are doing:
Over this two–year partnership, we are providing oral health education and access to dental services to children and caregivers in remote communities in the most remote regions of Botswana. This project also supports our Family Strengthening Programme in Zambia; helping families in crisis stay together by supporting them to access services such as social housing and healthcare, help with vocational training, provide parenting workshops and provide counselling to build nurturing and safe family homes.
”No matter where in the world we live or how fortunate we are, a smile goes a long way – it makes us happy, connects us, and helps us maintain good health. Something that is so important for all of us.
We’re very proud to work with SOS Children’s Villages and support communities and children globally to improve their oral health through the Chew for Change Campaign.
All children deserve a good and secure start to life and that is what SOS provide, making a positive and healthy difference in the life of a child, and helping to build a better world for generations to come”