Published: Monday, 03.06.2019

Our SOS houses sparkle thanks to our BIPA friends

We are always proud to welcome our friends to SOS Children's Villages, and when they come to help us make our Villages even more beautiful while we all have fun together, no one is happier than us.

 Last weekend we had a great get-together in our SOS Children's Village Lekenik. We received a visit from the employees of BIPA, who came to help us tidy up our yards.

After a brief morning meeting with breakfast and coffee, our hard-working handymen Mićo, Mario and Mateo divided everyone into teams and led them to the SOS houses slated for makeovers. Our friends from BIPA rolled up their sleeves cheerfully and began to paint the benches and pergolas amidst laughter and while joking around with the kids, who were playing and riding their bicycles around. Our always hospitable SOS mothers invited the guests on SOS house tours, and the kids were eager to show off their favourite toys. BIPA employees were so intent on their task they finished the makeover even before the set time, so we used the free time before lunch to show them our Little Playroom and Hermann Gmeiner Social Centre.

Guests were captivated with the children in the Little Playroom. Some received drawings or a song as a gift, and some got hugs from the children. Guests were also interested to learn more about the Social Centre, where children attend workshops on music, drama, computer programming and hobby art. They viewed the clay figurines from the pottery class, admiring the creativity of our children.

After learning more about life in the SOS Children's Village Lekenik, it was time for lunch. Everyone shared their impressions and relaxed on the patio. Many people pointed out that it was wonderful to spend a day outside, away from the office, while basking in the knowledge that they just did something good for others.

The weather worked in our favour, because this was one of the rare sunny days in recent weeks. Freshly painted benches shone brightly, children ran around the Village happily, and our friends from BIPA said they were looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We eagerly await your next visit!


Thursday, 31.10.2019

Our children look after the environment

The SOS Children's Village Ladimirevci hikers, both children and grown-ups, took part in the “Don’t Be A Sap, Plant A Tree” campaign, thus contributing to making Croatia greener and combating climate changes.

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Tuesday, 29.10.2019

We celebrate 70 years of SOS Children's Villages worldwide

In honour of the 70th anniversary of our umbrella organization SOS Children`s Villages International, we held a conference ‘Recognize, Care, Be Proud!’ – On Children in Alternative Care.

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Monday, 28.10.2019

Volunteers from A1 Croatia plant maple trees in our Village

They brought the maple tree saplings, shovels and potting soil and as soon as they had their morning coffee, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work in SOS Children's Village Lekenik!

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