Author Archives: sos-kinderdoerfer

Smog in Delhi: Breathing is like smoking cigarettes

The smog in Delhi affects everyone. The schools are closed and outdoor activities are postponed in order to protect the children. Continue reading

Standing on one’s own feet

Agim Kurti grew up in an SOS Children’s Village in Kosovo. He talks about the challenges of leaving care and finding your own way. Continue reading

Teaching the teachers

When we noticed that there were many conflicts between teachers and children from foster families in school the SOS Children’s Village Kandalaksha launched an Educational program. Since then the situation improved very much. Continue reading

Living among death

Mateo is one of 848.000 children in Bolivia who got to work in order to earn money. His workplace is the General Cemetery of La Paz City, His work: Cleaning graves. Continue reading

Busy finding my way – exciting weeks in Berlin

For one month I have been to Berlin to join the SOS team. I could reach all my goals: practising German, learning more about the SOS structures there and getting involved in the program “Straßenspiele”. Continue reading

Brutality of the street

By the time I started working in our office, our receptionist had already taken care of three generations of kittens and was already on the fourth generation! The kittens were named Kaalu (Blacky), Kittu (Gray), Browny.  They were our stress … Continue reading

A child inside an adult’s body

Sometimes we enjoy life like little kids – precious moments! Continue reading

The kids club is making an impact

Every Friday the SOS Social Center Ondangwa runs a Kids Club: Youth and children come together, join in activities and learn about important topics like careers or abuse of alcohol. The kids love the club and also the parents are happy about it. Continue reading

Coming home for marriage

Alfred grew up in SOS Children’s Village Tirana in Albania. On June 23rd he celebrated his wedding with his SOS family and friends. It was the date of the birthday of Hermann Gmeiner, founder of SOS Children’s Villages. Alfred will never forget him. Continue reading

Foster families instead of orphanages

In Russia a lot of state orphanages are closing. More and more children got the chance to live in foster families. SOS Children’s Villages played an important role in this. Continue reading