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Christmas donation for SOS Children's Villages 2017

Project from Italy top the list

For the fourth time, the Nagel-Group carried out a Christmas donation together with SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. last year. Now it is clear which specific projects will be supported.

Until 15 January 2018, the users of our website could vote and decide upon the distribution of Euro 50,000. Approx. 1,300 voters clicked on up to three projects.

The projects in places 1-5 receive in each case Euro 4,000 and in places 6-10 in each case 2,000 Euro. The rest of the donation amount is given to further projects by SOS-Kinderdorf.

These are the top 5:

© SOS Children’s Village Italy

Family Group Conference is aimed at parents of special needs children. They will be trained to fulfil their role as parents and to take responsibility for their children. The project is based on a new model for children and young people living in dire conditions. Exchanging views with qualified staff will allow the parents to face their reality and help them rethink their approach.

© SOS-Kinderdorf e.V.

Children residing at the SOS Children's Village in Harksheide have experienced failed relationships and neglect as part of their daily lives. The emotional setbacks and the resulting developmental delay are worse than material damages. These children need therapeutic assistance to deal with the traumatic experiences.

© Abeer Pamuk

The war in Syria has resulted in hundreds of thousands of children being displaced. The number of orphans in need is very high. However, the SOS Children's Villages in Syria has limited capacity. For instance, the SOS Children's Village in Aleppo had to be closed down for security reasons in 2012. Nevertheless, SOS Children's Villages from the Netherlands would like to significantly increase their relief efforts in Syria by offering additional accommodation and has therefore purchased a former holiday camp near Damascus. This holiday camp will be home to around 80 to 100 children.

© Jens Honoré

SOS Children's Villages Denmark aims to prevent vulnerable families from being separated through their family strengthening programmes in Nairobi. Children here are provided with medical care and vocational training. They can learn a trade and attend entrepreneurial training at SOS Vocational Training Centres.

© Peter Egyed

The SOS Children's Village in northern France works with families who are going through difficult times. Problems in the families frequently lead to parents not being able to care adequately for their children. The SOS Children's Village would like to use the donation to help families improve their skills to provide care and support for the children.

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