The month of October commences with a gush of festivities every year and at SOS India, we welcomed it the same way. From the FDC employees running the marathon to children organising their own community cleaning drives, energy and enthusiasm prevailed everywhere!
We have a lot of updates to share with all of you. Here is our monthly roundup with a list of all our activities and events from the month of October. Hope you enjoy it!
1. Children from SOS CV Kolkata have a great time with HSBC
Children from SOS Village Kolkata got a fantastic opportunity to showcase their talent at an event organised by HSBC in their office on 25th November 2018. Ten children from the Village were invited to participate in a drawing competition, where they were asked to put their imagination into colors. Employees from HSBC were amazed looking at the children’s artwork and even invited them to be part of their employee get together on 1st November 2018. While Rahul Barui won the first prize in the competition, Shreya Sarkar and Jyoti Singh bagged the second and third prize, respectively.
Thank you Team HSBC for giving our children this opportunity, they were overjoyed with the experience!
2. Tulendra makes us proud!
Tulendra, a budding artist from SOS Village Raipur bagged the 2nd position in the Hunar Ki Udaan painting competition. The event was organised by the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, on 7th October 2018. His efforts were recognized with a certificate and also a cash prize. It is a matter of great joy for Tulendra and SOS India to know that his paintings are now being displayed on the walls of Prof. J N Pandey School, Raipur.
Keep up the great work, Tulendra!
3. 92.7 BIG FM celebrates their 12th anniversary with our children from SOS CV Kolkata
Children from SOS Village Kolkata had the privilege to be part of BIG FM’s 12th Anniversary Celebrations at their Kolkata Studio. They were invited as special guests and had a wonderful time interacting with some of the very renowned radio jockeys. While children enjoyed the cake cutting ceremony to the fullest, one of our boys Ankit also bagged the first position in a drawing competition, which was organised as part of the fun-filled celebrations.
A BIG thank you to Team 92.7 BIG FM for sharing their happiness with our children!
4. Walking towards a healthier tomorrow!
A cleanliness drive was organised by the Bal Panchayat of FSP Rourkela from 5th October to 15th October 2018. Children from six FSP locations got together and worked towards spreading awareness about the importance of health and hygiene in their community. These locations included Garjan, Garjan Naditola, Bijadihi, Jalda C, Neherupally and Bagbudi. Other FSP beneficiaries also took part in the programme and made it successful. Additionally, the local media in the area also covered this.
5. 50 differently abled children need your support | SOS India initiates a new crowdfunding campaign with Ketto
In a world that is getting competitive by the day, lives of people are not easy, let alone those of the differently abled. SOS India is running a crowdfunding campaign to build a Sensory Therapy Room for 50 differently abled children at SOS Village Khajuri Kalan. Your little contribution can make a huge difference in the lives of these children.
Donate today and share it amongst your friends and family to spread word about our cause.
Click on the link to donate and know more about the campaign: http://bit.ly/NeedYourSupport
6. SOS India participates in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018
SOS Children’s Villages of India participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon this year. Employees from the Fund Development and Communications Team took part in the event and ran to ensure no child grows up alone as part of their #NoChildAlone Campaign.