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SOS Children’s Villages

Tentipi is a sponsor of SOS Children’s Villages. We are helping to give orphans and abandoned children a home, a family and the opportunity to grow up in a secure and happy environment in the Chinese Children’s Village Nanchang.

SOS Children’s Villages’ objective — to help children in ......

Tentipi is a sponsor of SOS Children’s Villages. We are helping to give orphans and abandoned children a home, a family and the opportunity to grow up in a secure and happy environment in the Chinese Children’s Village Nanchang.

SOS Children’s Villages’ objective — to help children in need

SOS Children’s Villages is the only organization that uses the concept of the family as its basis for helping orphans and abandoned children. Its activities are based on long-range goals — to take care of children until they are able to manage on their own. The Children’s Villages are the foundation for other projects, for instance, schools, medical clinics and social centres. By being given security, love, a sense of community, education and hope, the children have the opportunity for a better life so they can grow up and later be able themselves to improve the society they live in.

SOS Children’s Villages are now focusing more and more of their work on preventive measures and on strengthening families. This means providing support to vulnerable families so that children do not have to be abandoned and made orphans on account of illness, poverty or some other reason. Some examples of family-strengthening measures are education, medical care or microloans to help start up a business or a farm.

SOS Children’s Villages helps about 1 million people all over the world and is a non-political and non-religious organization that is striving to realize the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

SOS Children’s Village Nanchang

The city of Nanchang is situated in the Chinese province of Jiangxi. The SOS Children’s Village consists of twelve family houses, the village director’s house, a house for the SOS aunts (family helpers who support the SOS mothers) and apartments for retired SOS mothers. There is also an SOS Kindergarten, which welcomes children from the neighbourhood too, and an SOS Youth Facility.

An SOS family consists of between seven and ten children plus an SOS mother, who all live together in one of the family houses. The SOS mother is the most important person in the children’s life and she gives them the security they need.

The SOS Youth Facility comprises one accommodation unit inside the village and some flats outside. Young people often move to the SOS Youth Facility when they start a vocational training course or go on to higher education.

The children do not leave the village until they can manage independently and of course they are always welcome to come back home — just like in an ordinary family.