Originally posted on Sina Weibo - 20120802, sligthly altered version here.
Today I wanted to talk about the SOS Childrens Villages.
I do not know if you are aware but in China there are SOS Childrens Villages in Tianjin, Yantai, Qiqihar, Nanchang, Chengdu, Kaifeng, Putian, Urumqi og Lhasa.
In the Chinese SOS Childrens villages around 1000 children are housed in around 134 family houses.
Dedicated staff and volunteers help the children live as normal a life as possible, they help them getting an education and teach them how to become independent individuals.
The SOS Childrens villages are funded by donors, who sponsor either a child or the village - My wife and me choose I think around two years ago to support a child in the Tianjin SOS Childrens Village.
We have been very glad to get progress reports about our sponsor child and feel deeply satisfied by the knowledge that we in this way can help someone so far away.
I hope you will consider becoming a sponsor also.
You can visit the SOS village homepage here: http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org
Let me know your plans - have a nice day all…