SOS Mother Geeta from SOS Children’s Village Khajuri Kalan has been honoured with the Helmut Kutin Award for 2017. The award, given every second year, recognizes exemplary service of co-workers from SOS Children’s Villages from across the globe. It’s a proud moment for all of us in the organization. Her selfless dedication towards supporting and nurturing special children with love and care at SOS India is worthy of appreciation.
The prestigious award ceremony was held on July 5th, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Geeta was accompanied by Deepak Saxena, Village Incharge, Khajuri Kalan to attend the award ceremony. The event marked the presence of Helmut Kutin, Honorary President of SOS Children’s Villages, who also presented the award to the awardees and Siddharth Kaul, President of SOS Children’s Villages. Geeta shared this award with Mariam Traore, an SOS Mother of SOS Children’s Village Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso.
Due to Mother Geeta’s dedicated efforts, one of her children Shruti won a gold medal in Volleyball at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Los Angeles in 2015. It was later in the same year that Shruti’s brother Vijay led the Indian team at the Special Olympics Invitation Football FIFA Competition (Nepal) and won.
It is because of mothers like Geeta that makes SOS India distinctive from others. Their committed service in improving lives of many children is commendable. We salute Geeta and all other SOS Mothers for their noble efforts in the lives of many once abandoned and parentless children.
About the Award
Extra-ordinary performances are assessed on the basis of the impact created in the lives of programme participants. Only employees of SOS Children’s Villages are eligible for nomination for this award and all co-workers are invited to actively take part in the online voting process.
About Mother Geeta
Geeta Singh, aged 44, is a very committed mother, who does not believe in giving up. She has been serving in Children‘s Village Khajuri Kalan, a village designed and dedicated to children with disabilities and special needs. She had joined the organization in 2003. She has been selflessly taking care of these children for the last 14 years. Till now, she has raised a total of 12 children under her care and her journey still continues.
A documentary of Mother Geeta narrating her journey in her own words was shot by SOS India. Click here to watch:
Geeta came to SOS India in 2003. She is an SOS Mother in SOS Children's Village Khajuri Kalan, a village dedicated to children with disabilities.