WHAT IS SOS?An independent, non-governmental socialdevelopmentorganization, which hasbeen active in the field ochildren’s needs, concernand rights since 1949.Its activities focus onneglected andabandoned children andorphans, as well asdisadvantaged families.
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES’S ACTIVITIES IN NICARAGUA Following a devastating earthquake is 1972, which almost destroyed the capital, Managua, SOS- Kinderdorf International decided to become active in Nicaragua. The Northwest of the country. The children it housed were mainly those who had been orphaned by the catastrophe.
Why does Miss UniverseCanada choose SOS?We believe that our“Beauties in Action”statement is congruentwith beauty deep withinAwareness and Educationis important for everyage group, for everygender and for everyrace.
In 2004-2005 the school year alone saw 200,000 children enrolled in the primaryand secondary public school system withdrawn from classes by their parents citinglack of jobs and ﬁnancial diﬃculties as their main reasons.A large number of parents in Nicaragua have diﬃculty paying for food, let aloneschool supplies. Although abundant in beauty and natural wonders, it ispainstakingly clear that Nicaragua is ill-prepared to face problems of famine, under-education, social marginalization, and human underdevelopment.Children are taken into an SOS Children’s Village if it is likely or certain that theywill not be able to return to their biological families.In addition SOS there are a variety of family strengthening programs and facilities,which oﬀer targeted support and advice for socially economically disadvantagedfamilies at risk of living in poverty or already living poverty.
While overall poverty levels show marginal decline, thepopulation growth has resulted in a net increase in thenumber of poor.Population of 5.3 million they have 4 million Nicaraguansthat live on less than a $1 a day1 out of 2 people live in poverty.1 out of 23 children die before reaching the age of five3 of 10 Nicaraguans do not have access to the mostessential medicines1 out of 2 children drop out of school before completingthe fifth grade
But...why are we presenting to you today? …10 years of formal education are needed to break the cycle of poverty? How can you help? Children help children… How? How about a letter?How does this help break the cycle of poverty?Poverty isn’t a one step process. When a young person reaches out to another it lets the world know that it starts with one voice Together we have a bigger voice.
Some facts about HaitiThe Republic of Haiti hasa total population ofroughly 10 million, withroughly 900,000 living inthe country’s capital,Port-au-Prince. It’sofficial languages areCreole and French.Haiti is the poorestcountry in the westernhemisphere. Haiti’s post-earthquake games
What their future holdsWe only ask for understanding and love and to spread the word of SOS
Who is involved in helping SOS? Norway Haiti Germany Nicaragua Pakistan Egypt Canada Bangladesh Central African Republic France ChinaWait...is it easier to list Continents? Because SOS helps more than 2,100 facilities and programmes in 133 countries and territories!! Europe Africa Asia Americas Oceania
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