SOS Kinderdörfer – South Africa, Rustenburg

FROM OUR NATIONAL DIRECTOR

From Our National Director

What do our children think of foreign people?

This story and others like it will have repercussions far into the future, unless our current and prospective leaders speak out against xenophobia. We need them to do this strongly and regularly, in the media and on the streets. We need them to make us proud to be South Africans again.

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More Support Needed for Young People Not in Employment, Education or Training

At SOS Children’s Villages we have a programme to empower young people, called YouthCan! We leverage corporate partnerships to support young people to successfully manage the transition from school to independent adulthood.

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SOS Youth Heads to Tanzania

Thabang has been chosen to receive the CA Technologies Scholarship for Young Global Pioneers’ Journey to Tanzania!

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BRICS Skills Expo

This week, hundreds of children from our SOS Mamelodi and Ennerdale programmes attended the BRICS Skills Expo to learn about the‘ jobs of tomorrow’. It all took place in a massive, brightly lit hall, buzzing with activity.

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Volunteer Work

The spirit of volunteerism is alive & well in Limpopo! This week I was privileged to meet the volunteers who work, every day, at our drop-in centre in Sekhukhune. They prepare meals, help with homework, give advice, do laundry, as well as all sorts of other things to help children in need.

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Child Safeguarding Investigators

This year, I am extremely thankful for the team of Child Safeguarding Investigators, who are preserving a safe space for children in our programmes.

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