A single mother nurturing two daughters with the support of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia

A single mother nurturing two daughters with the support of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia

Betty* aged 30, is a single parent and the breadwinner for her two daughters who together live in Buchanan, central Liberia. Prior to Betty receiving support through the Family Strengthening Program, she was unemployed without…
Combating malaria, one child and caregiver at a time

Combating malaria, one child and caregiver at a time

Malaria, diarrhea and respiratory tract Infections remain the leading causes of death for children under 5 in Liberia (source: UNICEF). Malaria alone accounts for more than 40% of outpatient visits and 33% of inpatient deaths.…
10-Year-old Carol**earns praises and scholarship for assiduously introducing the guest speaker of the 15th graduating class of Hermann Gmeiner International School in Liberia

10-Year-old Carol**earns praises and scholarship for assiduously introducing the guest speaker of the 15th graduating class of Hermann Gmeiner International School in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia — Carol*, aged 10, earns praises and scholarship for eloquently introducing the guest speaker of the 15th graduating class of Hermann Gmeiner International School in Liberia. The teen was overwhelmed by the applause…
The future of children’s education in danger: what’s at stake?

The future of children’s education in danger: what’s at stake?

Each year, 24 January is declared International Day of Education to celebrate the role of education for peace and development. This year was the fourth commemoration of the International Day of Education, celebrated under the…
Working for SOS Children’s Village benefits go both ways – helping others shape their lives and helping ourselves build new strengths

Working for SOS Children’s Village benefits go both ways – helping others shape their lives and helping ourselves build new strengths

There are many more reasons to volunteer or work for SOS Children’s Villages. Caring for children is crucial, especially in alternative care. And none of it could happen without dedicated caregivers. “Working for SOS Children’s…
What is it like to work full time for an NGO

What is it like to work full time for an NGO

Zanabu, a social worker at SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia expressed her thoughts about working for NGO. Here is what she has to say: Working with an NGO is a different experience; unlike a corporate…
Josephine is excited about what she does and nothing can diminish the #energy within her

Josephine is excited about what she does and nothing can diminish the #energy within her

It is hard to ignore the #enthusiasm in Josephine when she says: As a Caregiver, there’s no pressure to have any previous professional skills before working with SOS Children’s Villages. So it’s a great opportunity…
Putting World Children’s Day into perspective

Putting World Children’s Day into perspective

World Children’s Day is celebrated on the 20th of November every year.  It also marks the anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is a key opportunity…
Spotlight on RBM Training: Ruth Seized Opportunities

Spotlight on RBM Training: Ruth Seized Opportunities

“I had no idea what it was like, but I seized the opportunity,” – Ruth Ruth, aged 19, seized the opportunity to enhance her skills and continue her personal development. Ruth is a participant of…
Combining Parenting with Motivation: A Story of an SOS Mother

Combining Parenting with Motivation: A Story of an SOS Mother

Jugbeh, an SOS mother, prides herself as being a good parent. Jugbeh has successfully raised nine children, one of whom is now attending high school in Norway, Europe. “Every child must have a good role…