SOS Children's Villages
01/18/2017 at 12:36. Facebook
Education and support for families in difficult situations can make a lasting difference in the lives of single parents like Margarida and their children. Read their story: [ Link ]
#StrongFamilies #Empowerment #SOSChildrensVillages

Empowering vulnerable families in Cape Verde
Join us in calling on world leaders to make every child count and sign the ‘It is time to #CountAllChildren’ Thunderclap campaign: [ Link ]

Millions of children are at risk of missing out on the Sustainable Development Goals because they are not counted in official statistics. SOS Children's Villages will be at the UN World Data Forum next week to give a voice to vulnerable children -...
View details ⇨
George Protopapas, National Director of SOS Children's Villages in Greece: "The situation is very difficult and especially dangerous for children."

Refugees brave snow, sub-zero temperatures in Greek camps
Half a year after conflicted forced the evacuation of the SOS Children's Village in South Sudan's capital Juba, life is slowly returning to normal for more than 120 children and young people living in SOS families in temporary homes. See our new video on the work we are doing in Juba.
#SouthSudan #SOSChildrensVillages
With the #NewYear just around the corner, this is the perfect time to listen to children's #wishes and #dreams for the future. May small and big dreams come true in 2017.
#HappyNewYear #SOSChildrensVillages #MakeAWish
SOS Children’s Villages is launching a humanitarian programme in the Dohuk region in northern Iraq to help internally displaced people. In an interview Alia Al-Dalli, SOS Children’s Villages’ International Director of the Middle East and North Africa Region, explains the new emergency relief programme: [ Link ]

#Iraq #IDP #Emergencyresponse #SOSChildrensVillages

SOS Children’s Villages to begin work in Iraq
Mobile learning is becoming an increasingly important tool to make education and skills training accessible for young people around the world. Read about how SOS Children's Villages is using information and communications technologies to help prepare young people in Cambodia for their future: [ Link ]

#YouthEmployability #ICT4D #ICT #SOSChildrensVillages

Mobile learning helps young Cambodians build skills
“As the horror in Aleppo persists, SOS Children's Villages continues to do all that it can to support children and families. No matter how much we are doing, whether providing milk for babies, hot meals for families or medical care for mothers and children, we are simply unable to support the vast number of internally displaced people.

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the many...
View details ⇨
An estimated 220 million children do not have a stable or caring family environment and are living in particularly vulnerable circumstances. Find out more in our Child at Risk report: [ Link ]

#NoChildAlone #SOSChildrensVillages
Young people face significant challenges when they try find work and become independent. Often, there are not enough jobs or young people do not have adequate skills. In Uganda, we are working with Deutsche Post DHL Group and Entreprise Uganda to provide entrepreneurship training to young adults. Read how two young Ugandans have transformed their business ideas into reality: [ Link ]

View details ⇨

SOS Children's Villages
The great exchange of experience and ideas on how to improve care for children continued in Paris yesterday on day two of the conference, Children's Rights in Alternative Care: 'Walk the Talk'. Learn more about the international project to develop training in child rights-based approaches in alternative care:
#SOSChildrensVillages co-worker in Aleppo:
"There is an urgent need for more food as thousands of people are fleeing the fighting. We are deeply concerned about the impact on children and there is a desperate need to ensure that they have food, water, medical care and safe shelter.”
File photo: Distributing food to displaced families from Aleppo © SOS Children's Villages
In a joint statement released today at the European Forum on the Rights of the Child in Brussels, SOS Children’s Villages and 77 other organisations are calling for action to protect children in migration. Read more: [ Link ]

#EUChildForum #SOSChildrenVillages #Refugees #ChildRights

SOS Children's Villages and partners outline priorities to protect young migrants
About 220 million of this world's children cannot count on the loving care of a parent or are at risk of experiencing family breakdown. But who are these children and what makes them vulnerable? Find out more: [ Link ]

#NoChildAlone #NoChildShouldGrowUpAlone #SOSChildrensVillages
Economic hardship puts families at risk of breakdown and separation. Single-parent families, child-headed or grandparent-headed families are particularly vulnerable. Read how SOS Children's Villages Namibia is supporting families through training and income-generating initiatives: [ Link ]

Working with families to become self-reliant
Read how SOS Children’s Villages’ International Ambassador Vincent Kompany answers the question: As a child, how did you know that your parents deeply cared for you?. Thank you, Vincent #Kompany, for supporting us in our call to join forces to make sure that no child grows up alone.

#NoChildAlone #NoChildShouldGrowUpAlone #SOSChildrensVillages
No child should grow up alone. Yet, too many children cannot count on the loving care of a parent or are at risk of losing parental care. SOS Children's Villages’ President Siddhartha Kaul and CEO Norbert Meder explain why it is so important to make sure that no child grows up alone: [ Link ]

#NoChildAlone #NoChildShouldGrowUpAlone #SOSChildrensVillages #ChildrensDay
We asked children: How do you know your mom or dad deeply cares for you?
#NoChildAlone #NoChildShouldGrowUpAlone #SOSChildrensVillages #ChildrensDay

Read more: [ Link ]
This week the Inter-Agency Expert Group on #SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is meeting in Geneva. Together with over 250 organisations from across the world, we are calling on the #IAEG to ensure that children without parental care or living outside of households will be counted when measuring SDG progress. This requires 1) data disaggregation by care status; 2) better data collection methodologies...
View details ⇨
193 States have agreed on a global agenda to end poverty and inequality by 2030. Yet, millions of children remain invisible and at risk of not receiving adequate support to survive, grow and thrive. Together with 250 other organisations, we are calling on the United Nations to close the #datagap and ensure that children without parental care or living outside of households are represented in...
View details ⇨