Last year, donors to SOS Canada supported a wide variety of SOS projects, ranging from refurbishing an existing SOS Village to emergency relief and reconstruction. The following is a sampling of what we were involved with:
Abobo Gare, Ivory Coast
Refurbished Africa’s oldest SOS Village
After more than thirty years of operation this Village – our first in Africa - required a major refit to meet the needs of new generations of orphans in the Abidjan area.
Operated 2 SOS Family Homes
SOS Canada helped build new homes in our Rutana
Village in Burundi a few years ago, and this year provided funds to operate them. The Village was built to take in child victims of the country’s civil strife and extreme poverty.
Rustenburg, South Africa
Operated 3 SOS Family Homes
SOS Rustenburg, South Africa was built in response to the high number of children affected by HIV/AIDS there, and SOS Canada continues to support its operations, including family strengthening work nearby.
Funded the construction and operation of the new SOS Village SOS Ondangwa, Namibia will be the first entirely
Canadian funded SOS Village in Africa.
Despite ongoing civil unrest in Burundi, the SOS Children’s Village Rutana continues to grow, helping over200 children:
• 12 new children came to the Village in 2007
• 150 children cared for in 15 family homes
• 22 children attend the SOS Kindergarten
• 109 children attend the SOS Primary School
• 17 children attend the SOS Secondary School
|2007-08 Annual Report in pdf format, opens in new window|