Raipur : Helmut Kutin, president of SOS Kinderdorf International, dedicated an SOS Children’s Village, housing orphaned and homeless kids, on the outskirts of this Chhattisgarh capital Monday.
The SOS Village has 14 residences, each with a capacity to house 10 children, besides a playground, in-campus educational facilities, a library, a computer laboratory and a dispensary.
The village currently has 88 children, including 38 girls.
“The purpose of this Children’s Village is to provide a family-based care with love, respect and security to children who are in need of long-term care,” Kutin told reporters.
“The SOS village aims to build a strong foundation for children enabling them to grow into good human beings and productive individuals for society.”
Pradeep Singh, national director of SOS Children’s Village, said: “The main focus of mothers and co-workers of Chhattisgarh’s SOS Village at present is to help children develop habits like brushing teeth and washing hands before and after meals.”
SOS Children’s Village of India is an NGO engaged in caring for orphaned and homeless children. SOS-India is a member of SOS-Kinderdorf International, operational in 132 countries.