SOS Children's Villages
03/24/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
A loving family and the love for music: it wonderfully came together during the visit of Martin Garrix to SOS Children’s Village Cape Town. How the children and youth experienced their encounter with SOS friend Martin Garrix? They are excited to tell you themselves!
SOS Children's Villages
03/24/2017 at 10:44. Facebook
Four amazing, inspiring young women from India have made their own dream come true and represented their country at the #SpecialOlympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria. Read more: [ Link ]

#austria2017 #heartbeatfortheworld #SOSChildrensVillages #SOSIndia

Four young athletes from SOS Children’s Villages India compete for medals at the Special Olympics 2017 in Austria
SOS Children's Villages
03/22/2017 at 13:31. Facebook
Siddhartha Kaul, President of SOS Children’s Villages International, was bestowed with the Sri Lanka Ranjana Award, a recognition for ‘distinguished services of highly meritorious nature’. The award was presented by Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka, and two children from SOS Sri Lanka accepted it on behalf of Mr Kaul at the official ceremony. “I am humbled and I feel honoured”,...
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SOS Children's Villages
03/21/2017 at 13:43. Facebook
"In war zones, children's emotional wounds stay much longer than the physical, and trauma can stay forever. Bringing a child back into normal life through education, a home, safety and stability is essential to rebuild countries. A child is still a child, no matter what their asylum status.”
- Richard Pichler, #SOSChildrensVillages Special Representative for External Affairs and Resources, at...
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#SOSChildrensVillages helps children affected by the 3-year conflict in #Ukraine. Listen to their hopes, dreams and wishes for peace.
"Everywhere I went in Aleppo I asked children what they want to become when they are older. They told me they want to become a baker, a doctor or a teacher – all the things they don’t have."
- Andreas Papp, International Director of Emergency Response for SOS Children’s Villages, after visiting the ravaged Syrian city
#SOSChildrensVillages Let children be children.
SOS Children’s Villages and our partners are excited to announce a free, new online course: Getting Care Right for Children - Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is designed for practitioners, policymakers and anyone working to provide #CARE for children.

The course starts on Monday, 15 May 2017, and lasts six weeks.

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Empowering #women and #girls plus achieving #genderequality are priorities of the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDG 5). Closing the #gendergap in all areas supports sustainable futures for all.
Strong women make strong families.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all inspiring, resourceful and caring women around the world!
#IWD2017 #SOSChildrensVillages
Six years of war have forced millions of Syrians to flee their country and have had devastating effects on children and families still in the country. SOS Children's Villages has been on the ground throughout the conflict, providing care and protection for children and urgent relief for families in need. #Syria #emergencies #childprotection #SOSChildrensVillages
#SOSChildrensVillages endorses #LostinMigration call to protect and ensure care for children in migration, and to let their voices be heard. Read the recommendations here:
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Photo: SOS Children's Villages/Gevgelija, FYR Macedonia/2015
The #YouthCan partnership, launched today in South Africa, is an opportunity for young people who are at risk of losing parental care or who have lost parental care to become ready for the job market and lead successful independent lives. Find out more on how we will work with our partners to enhance young people's employability: [ Link ]
#youthemployment, #independentyouth,...
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YouthCan! - Launching the new global partnership for youth employability
We're live in Johannesburg where @soschildrensvillages and our partners have announced a global youth employability project called YouthCan! Want to know more? #YouthCan
We were live on Twitter at the YouthCan! launch in Johannesburg.
Missed the global launch of #YouthCan? Our CEO and some of our partners answer 3 frequently asked questions about the employability partnership.

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On 1 March, SOS Children's Villages is launching YouthCan!, a new global partnership for youth employability. You can hear live from the launch event in South Africa on Facebook and Twitter!
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#youthcan #youthemployment #independentyouth #youthareourfuture #SOSChildrensVillages
Meet our new friend: Superstar and international DJ/Producer Martin Garrix!

To kick off his involvement, Garrix visited an SOS Children’s Village in Cape Town, South Africa: “I hope that, with my support, SOS will be able to give much more children the help they need.” #Garrix4SOS
In Malawi, #SOSChildrensVillages is working with a partner organisation to #empower sexually exploited #girls and young #women through vocational training, giving them the opportunity to have an alternative and independent way to earn a living: [ Link ]

Malawi: Training brings change
Have a look at how #SOSChildrensVillages is helping families recover from the #Ecuador #earthquake:
When children are forced into armed conflicts, they are denied their right to be #children. Their right to protection, safety, education, health, a nurturing home. Their right to play.

How would you feel if you were no longer allowed to play?
See what these children say as they hold up their red hands in support of #RedHandDay.