SOS Kinderdörfer – South Africa, Mamelodi

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From the desk of our new National Director

What kind of society would we be, if we didn’t care for children – even those who aren’t ours by blood? It’s a society that I do not wish to be part of.

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Thank you for keeping children safe in lockdown

When South African schools closed and SOS villages went into lockdown earlier this year, SOS families suddenly had loads of time together!

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A village with vision

Long before the lockdown caused a sudden move to online learning, SOS realised that we needed to take urgent steps to improve digital literacy in our villages.

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Nurturing new talents

During lockdown, an SOS mother from Mthatha was surprised by one child’s flair for picking up new skills.

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SOS youth on the right track

Finding jobs is a major challenge for South African youth – and yet SOS youth need jobs to become independent and transition to life outside the system.

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Where is Thabang now?

Thabang Maake, a 25-year-old from SOS Mamelodi, is a phenomenal human being. He has an enquiring mind and a strong interest in understanding how countries manage their challenges.

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Winning with wordless books

Children at SOS Port Elizabeth Village are engrossed in a fantastic new assortment of toys, games and wordless picture books, thanks to a wonderful donation from Cadbury Dairy Milk’s ‘Glass and a Half ’ project.

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Change a life with 1 line

You can change the life of a child with one line, by including a bequest to SOS Children’s Villages South Africa in your Will.

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Tax Season 2020 – Annual Tax Certificate

You, your family and friends are in our hearts and prayers during this lockdown. We give thanks for your support. 

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World Youth Skills Day 2020

World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) is an opportunity to recognize the importance of preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship.

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SOS Children’s Villages SA Celebrating International Mandela Day

On Saturday the 18th, the world will be celebrating International Nelson Mandela Day.

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Give an SOS child someone to look up to

There are many little things that children learn from their parents. Like how to cook a chicken; and how to manage their pocket money.

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Q&A on Mental Health: ‘Being confined can be risky for vulnerable families

Teresa Ngigi, a mental health expert for SOS Children’s Villages and an author in the field of childhood trauma, talks about the mental health impact of the corona crisis on children.

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How does COVID-19 affect children? A child psychologist weighs in.

Elisabeth Kaspar, a clinical psychologist, works with children and adolescents at a hospital in Vienna, Austria.

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Parenting in a pandemic: tips for caregivers and parents

Anxious SOS parents from around the world have been seeking advice on how they can help children cope during the coronavirus pandemic.

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SOS Children’s Villages SA’s response to COVID-19

The alarming spread of the COVID-19 virus has led SOS Children’s Villages South Africa to take steps to ensure the health and safety of all children and young people in our 11 programmes across the country as well as our staff.

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SOS SA 2018 July Newsflash

Special news for friends of SOS Childrenʼs Villages South Africa - Winter 2018

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SOS SA 2018 February Newsflash

Special news for friends of SOS Childrenʼs Villages South Africa - Summer 2018

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