Its now just 6 weeks until the official opening of SOS Children’s new children’s village in Chipata, Zambia. Alongside support from many wonderful donors, we are using our profit to help fund the build and running of the village, which will provide a loving home to around 130 orphaned or abandoned children.
We are helping fund the new nursery school, which will care for around 90 toddlers. When we last shared news of Chipata Village, back in April, the nursery school had only the beginnings of its structure… here’s what’s been going on since!
Chipata children’s village has 13 family homes. An SOS foster mother will head each home, providing a loving family to around 10 vulnerable children. News from the village is that all the SOS Mothers have completed their training, including spending time in another children’s village to learn from the experienced foster mothers there. At this very moment Chipata’s SOS Mothers are moving in to their new houses, the first step to the Village becoming a home.
In the coming weeks we will be sharing inspiring stories from the SOS Mothers and children, and celebrating as the children settle in their new family homes, and start nursery school! We can’t wait!