Category Archives for Strengthen Families

Amú-chìi – We will survive

Amú-chìi – We will survive

Just like three out of ten Liberian girls are pregnant each year before the age of 18, Munah*was not ready to become a mother at the age of 15. She used to do well in…
Food assistance to extremely vulnerable families in our Family Strengthening (FS) Program

Food assistance to extremely vulnerable families in our Family Strengthening (FS) Program

Between March and August, 2020, SOS Children’s Villages Liberia embarked on three rounds of food assistance to FS families as part of support to children and families amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It can be recalled…
Providing care in a pandemic: SOS Children’s Villages Liberia reaches out to young people and FS families in forty-two FS communities in and round the Liberian capital, Monrovia

Providing care in a pandemic: SOS Children’s Villages Liberia reaches out to young people and FS families in forty-two FS communities in and round the Liberian capital, Monrovia

The COVID-19 pandemic is of a scale most people alive today have never seen. The outbreak is claiming lives as the health system in Liberia struggles to contain the spread of the virus. The safety…
How to speak to your child about the coronavirus

How to speak to your child about the coronavirus

Many young people are worried about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Concerned parents and caregivers want to know how to inform their children without frightening them. SOS Children’s Villages Austria runs a national hotline for children,…
Brewing a new career-Kou Dahn

Brewing a new career-Kou Dahn

Music is the language of the soul and it is expressed in the form of lyrics. The flow of the lyrics and beats inspire listeners whenever a music is played. Music possesses the pedigree of…
Malaria and Cholera caused by Contaminated Water Taking Lives in Liberia’s Slums

Malaria and Cholera caused by Contaminated Water Taking Lives in Liberia’s Slums

“Well water is unpurified and unclean, just like the rain water. Dirty water breed mosquito which causes malaria and cholera,” Dr. Lewis noted.   Eighteen percent of deaths in Liberia slum communities are related to…
From crushing rocks to building her own future

From crushing rocks to building her own future

Decontee Zangar used to struggle to provide for her family. A single mother with five children and another child from her extended family, she sold crushed granite to survive. Today, she has a thriving business…
Liberia: SOS Mothers spend International Women’s Day teaching mothers and caregivers in the VOA community good parenting, child care and other relevant skills

Liberia: SOS Mothers spend International Women’s Day teaching mothers and caregivers in the VOA community good parenting, child care and other relevant skills

SOS Mothers of the SOS Children’s Village Monrovia celebrated with residents of the VOA community in commemoration of the International Women’s Day. The mothers at the same time used the occasion to teach residents, specifically…
Liberia:  Empowering Families to make a difference in the lives of Children

Liberia:  Empowering Families to make a difference in the lives of Children

SOS Children’s Villages Liberia is empowering families through the Village Savings and Loans (VSLA) initiative. The initiative is part of SOS Children’s Villages care promise commitment 3 which seek to promote family strengthening and strong…