May Round Up

The month of May holds a big significance for SOS Children’s Villages of India. This month marks two significant days i.e Mother’s Day and International Day of Families. Both days were celebrated across 32 villages with great fervour. We are pleased to share that SOS India has been awarded “A Great Place to Work”. We will hope that you would enjoy reading our May Round Up. Do watch our #NoChildAlone campaign video. 

1. Mother’s Day celebrated with great enthusiasm
Mothers and children are at the core of everything we do at SOS Children’s Villages of India. To salute and express love and appreciation to our SOS mothers, we celebrated Mother’s Day
Across all villages with much enthusiasm and reverence on 10th May’2019.
At SOS Children’s Village Rourkela, Professor Dr. Kalyani Mishra, Director SMART CITY Rourkela and Mr. Ramachandra Behera, Chairperson Child Welfare Committee, Sundargarh were the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.
The chief guest Prof. Dr. Kalyani Mishra addressed the gathering and appreciated the SOS mothers for their commitment, selfless love, care and contribution in upbringing children in SOS Children’s Village.
We thank all our SOS Mothers for the selfless efforts they put in nurturing and raising our children.

2. Launch of #NoChildAlone Campaign
SOS Children’s Villages of India launched a new campaign on Internatinal day of families called #NoChildAlone. This campaign is a call to acknowledge the plight of 2 crore children without adequate parental care in India and evoke response to ensure that over 26,000 children under the care of SOS India will never be alone again. Through this campaign, we are urging our audiences to connect with these children to ensure no child grows up alone.
Watch #NoChildAlone campaign below

3. International Day of Families! (May 15)
At SOS Children’s Villages of India, we believe that every child should grow up in a family and loving environment. Each child has the right to grow up in a family. SOS India’s community outreach project in Hrisikesh Ray College, Chhend Colony, Rourkela, celebrated International day of families by organising Bal panchayat along with caretakers and SOS coworker. A cultural program by the students and a painting competition was also held. Children were educated about the importance of families and their impact on children.

4. Greenfields children visited Lalit Kala Academy to watch exhibition Sacred Stains
On 31st May 2019, 50 of our girls from SOS Children’s Village Greenfields accompanied by mothers and co-workers visited Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi to watch an exhibition ” Sacred Stains” by Niraj Gera. The exhibition turned out to be an eye opener on Menstrual Cycle and awareness against various taboos attached to it.  Besides, Niraj Gera, they also met Laxmi Agarwal- the brave Acid attack survivor and a brave heart working in the area of women empowerment.

5. ​Great Place at Work
We are delighted to share that SOS Children’s Villages of India has once again received the much acclaimed Great Place to Work – Certification, for the period May 2019 to April 2020, in the Non-Profit and Charity Organisations category. The increase in trust ranking has definitely made our spirits soar.

6. Malayali superstars endorse SOS India’s #NoChildAlone campaign.
We are thrilled to share that 5 celebrities Ms.Prayaga Martine, Mr.Kalabhavan Shajon,Mr.Kottayam Nazeer, Ms.Zaya David from the Malayali film industry have lent their support to our #NoChildAlone campaign! They were unanimous in appreciating our effort and also signed the pledge card at SOS Children’s Village Cochin. We thank them for their encouragement.
SOS India’s #NoChildAlone campaign is an effort to bring to the fore the plight of 2 crore Indian children who are without parental care.