SOS Children’s Village is a child welfare organization operating in 133 countries and territories worldwide and assisting more than 330,000 children and families through its family strengthening programs. SOS Children’s Villages provide care, security, higher education and job-training, giving children a life as close as possible to a natural home.
The Empower Foundation team spent wonderful moments with children between 5 to 13 years of age. An art competition was conducted among the children and some great talent came to the forefront with the best 3 paintings being rewarded prizes. We had the opportunity to take a quick tour of the facility and were pleased to experience a very disciplined, clean and homely environment; perfect setting for the upbringing of children. Meeting the kids at SOS, spending time with them and spreading smiles among them was an experience worthy of the world, indeed.
Strangers we went, family we returned
Shared some bliss and got so much in return
I will serve the nation.
— Ahmed, Age 8