August 24 – day 64

sos village Ethiopia

sos village Ethiopia

Today we visited the SOS children village in Bahir Dar, we are welcomed by Biresaw Sime de program manager of SOS children villages.

We visit two locations; the first was a day care program. Children from poor families are taken care during the day so that the parents can work and earn some money, economically empowerment they called it. At the age of four, the kids sit in classrooms and are taught to read and write.

the 3-year old daycare group

the 3-year old daycare group

the 4-year old group

the 4-year old group

in the classroom

in the classroom

in the classroom 2

in the classroom 2

hello

hello

picture picture

picture picture

learning to write

learning to write

all in the T-Ford

all in the T-Ford

goodbye

goodbye

saying goodbye again

saying goodbye again

The second program they have here in Bahir Dar is the same as we have seen before; orphans carefully selected by the government are placed in a family structure with a mother who takes care of them 24 hours a day. The houses are clean and large, enough space for ten children, this is the maximum family size. There are twelve houses on the premises and a couple of school buildings where also children from town are being taught.

At the age of 16 the children leave the village and have to live on there own, although still supported by SOS with there finances and finding jobs.

 sos program director Biresaw Sime

sos program director Biresaw Sime

three brothers

three brothers

saying goodbye in the sos village

saying goodbye in the sos village

greetings from sos village Etiopia

greetings from sos village Etiopia

coffee ceremony in the house

coffee ceremony in the house

Casper & Arnaud

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2 Responses to August 24 – day 64

  1. Sanne says:

    Leuk om die kinderen op school te zien. Cas, wordt jou volgende koffie-apparaat eentje die ademt?

    Groet en geniet!

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