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SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Mombasa, Kenya

1 Nov

Welcome to the SOS Hermann Gmeiner School in  Mombasa, Kenya.

SOS Children’s Villages places central value on education and works to provide educational assistance to children growing up in children’s villages, those participating in any form of the family strengthening programme, and all vulnerable children and young people in the communities they work in.

Check out the video of my visit to the school on my youtube channel LivingBorderless

or on my Facebook page Yasmene Salhia Around the World.

I hope you ‘like’ it!

Check out the video of my visit to the school on my youtube channel LivingBorderless

or on my Facebook page Yasmene Salhia Around the World.

I hope you ‘like’ it!

SOS Children’s Village, Cape Town

11 Oct

A day in the life of an SOS mother …

Watch it on LivingBorderless or Facebook

Thank you SOS Cape Town for a making me feel so welcome.  I will be posting more video of my time spent in the Kindergarten and an interview with the principal.  I hope the books I donated to the school puts a SMILE on the faces of the children.

SOS Children’s Villages International helps more than 2000 facilities and operates in 132 countries around the world.

To learn more about how you can help, click here.


World Literacy Day at Zimasa School, Langa Township

8 Sep

Today one in five adults is still not literate, and 67.4 million children are out of school.

I had the privilege of spending World Literacy Day at Zimasa Primary school in the Langa Township outside of Cape Town.  Zimasa is considered one of the best primary schools in the township, with dedicated and caring teachers who worry about the future of their students.  Many of the children come from extremely impoverished backgrounds, lacking food and security. Some are living without parents, being raised by older siblings, having lost their parents often due to AIDS.

School is a refuge for these children, and for some a luxury.

Some of the grades have 40, 50 and even 60 children in a class.

NGOs, like SOS, help to provide mandatory school uniforms and support the feeding programme that provides kindergarten children with 3 meals a day.  For some, school is the only place they are fed.

Although Zimasa school does have a computer lab that was donated, it does not have a library on site.  I made a donation of books to the school and am working on creating a fundraiser, in hopes that by next years World Literacy Day, Zimasa will have its own library.  As you READ this, please take the time to think about how you can make a difference in your community or in a school like Zimasa.

There are many organizations like Teachers Without Borders, SOS Children’s Schools, UNICEF, and UNESCO that need your support to continue to help the world’s 67.4 million children who are not in school.

Check out the video of my visit to Zimasa on my youtube channel LivingBorderless

or on my Facebook page Yasmene Salhia Around the World.

I hope you ‘like’ it!

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