SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia

SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia

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Countdown to 🇩🇪Minister's visit to 🇬🇲The #Gambia

At the #bakotehdumpsite our partners SOS Children's Villages The Gambia and Kanifing Municipal Council are getting ready 👍🏾:

✅ Banners up
✅ Tires removed
✅ "Green Zone" cleaned

In 3 days Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) Minister Dr. Gerd Müller and German members of parliament Johannes Selle, Dr. Sascha Raabe, and Dr. Christoph Hoffmann are set to arrive in The Gambia.

On the agenda: A visit with KMC Mayor Talib Ahmed Bensouda to our joint project aimed at increasing living conditions and decreasing waste at the #bakotehdumpsite.
Hello

I am the Associate Director for Permanency for an organisation called achieving for children. I am responsible for all children who are looked after by the local authority from 0 to 25 . My responsibilities include overseeing adoption services and supervised contact for children that have been removed from their families. I would very much like to visit the village when I next travel to The Gambia
Big congratulations to Mr Alieu Touray, who recently completed his diploma in social work at SOS Children's Villages The Gambia

With this qualification, Alieu will now be able to deliver his amputee peer-counselling programme on a bigger scale over the coming years. We are proud to be working with you Mr Touray 🎓
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SOS Children's Villages The Gambia organised a 3 days National Recreation Day for over 117 Youth in Bakoteh and Basse Locations respectively.
The three days event is to create platform for discussions on key thematic areas that affects youth such as Teenage Pregnancy, Drug Abuse and impact of teenage pregnancy on the female youth etc, etc
Additionally, the three days will also give them the opportunity to interact amongst themselves.
All the presentations were done by current SOS Youth which clearly demonstrates the notion to promote child participation and youth empowerment.

Photos courtesy of NFSC currently in Basse
I must say today is one of the happiest day of our lives .Today our team visited SoS Childrens village, The Gambia with food items. @agiramou Jafuneh and I Aja Mariatou attended SOS Upper basic for our middle school education and we never forgot about this place. As former students , as friends, as wives and mothers, we decided to give back to SoS Childrens village. SoS has always been our family and is still our family. Thank you for allowing our team to give back to the community. SOS Children's Villages The Gambia
In her statement, The National Director SOS Children's Villages The Gambia highlighted the importance of the day referring to the Soweto Uprising in South Africa.

She further deliberated on the theme "Access to Child Friendly Justice in The Gambia" she further highlighted that Despite positive steps in the right direction, more work is needed. For instance, specialized children’s courts tend only to be located in capital cities and a few big towns. They are not readily accessible by the majority.
And, although specialized courts ought to be staffed by specialized personnel, this is not always the case. The support of social workers is also vital, but social workers are in short supply in most African countries including the Gambia. Those who are in the system tend to be overworked and under-trained.

she said the National Association will make sure and use all the legal platforms to advocate and ensure that children have access to justice.
As the Children Representative at the Village , Ms Mariama Bayo , highlighted the issues that children faces in The Gambia and around the world in Accessing Justice . she also mentioned that children need to be supported and represented in all legal process and the need to be heard . She further emphasized that children without adequate parental or at risk of losing parental care cannot be left left behind and also need to be represented. She also remind adult of their duty especially the Government of the Gambia to take up their responsibilities in ensuring children have access to justice and create a child friendly environment for all children to enjoy their rights
Today marks another Memorial Day as we Commemorate the Day of the African Child after the Massacre of School children in Soweto , South Africa.
As years goes by it is important to reflect what have we done to improve the lives of children in Africa and how far.

As Themes are chosen every year , this year we call on all to reflect how far have children accessed children access justice and what should be done to improve this defect in our Justice System in our country and around Africa as a continent.

The Gambia’s theme this year is
‘ Access to child friendly System in The Gambia
Children and Young People of at SOS Children Village Bakoteh commemorated this day with a low key event held at the Children's Village Bakoteh.
Happy Mother's day to all the dedicated and hard working mothers sacrificing their own biological children to bring up and guide our precious SOS children. We cannot pay your efforts but the almighty will bless all of you abundantly. ❤❤❤
"We have made some good progress, but we still have some work to do"- Alieu Secka

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SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia is a Non–Governmental Social Development Organization (NGO) with a mission of building families for children in need (those who have lost parental care, and those at risk of losing parental care).

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT? FOR CORPORATES
SPONSOR A FAMILY HOUSE D468, 000 per year
This product entails the provision of funds to partly sponsor the running cost of a family house at the SOS Children’s Village in Bakoteh. The funds provided will be used for clothing, medical, educational and food expenses of the children within the chosen family house. The sponsored family house will be named after t

Operating as usual

Photos from SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia's post 30/11/2021

Here we go again !!
Congratulations 🎉 to Mariama and Isnaba youths from SOS Children's Village in Bakoteh who graduated from high school after sitting to the West African Senior Seconday School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE) 2021.

We wish them all the best in their professional career.

CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 🎉🎉🎉.

www.sosgambia.org

Have a great day ahead.

24/11/2021

Head of Institutional Partner and Program at HGFD visits SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia.

https://sosgambia.org/main/info/head-of-institutional-partner-and-program-at-hgfd-visits-sos-childrens-villages-in-the-gambia/

Head of Institutional Partner and Program at HGFD visits SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia.

https://sosgambia.org/main/info/head-of-institutional-partner-and-program-at-hgfd-visits-sos-childrens-villages-in-the-gambia/

22/11/2021

This past weekend, our children participated at the commemoration of World Children’s Day 2021 which was attend by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare , UNICEF, Child Fund, other government agencies and departments with her fellow children.
Fatou Jaiteh an SOS Children’s Villages participant chaired this year’s event. She used this platform to call on the Government to prioritize the welfare and well-being of children in The Gambia . Fatou Jaiteh is also a child right activist.

This past weekend, our children participated at the commemoration of World Children’s Day 2021 which was attend by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare , UNICEF, Child Fund, other government agencies and departments with her fellow children.
Fatou Jaiteh an SOS Children’s Villages participant chaired this year’s event. She used this platform to call on the Government to prioritize the welfare and well-being of children in The Gambia . Fatou Jaiteh is also a child right activist.

17/11/2021

SOS Children's Villages will be co-leading a parallel session on 'young people engaging with member states on action/accountability to end harmful practices.
18 Nov at 9am GMT+1
online here: https://t.co/AC0r2JVGUs?amp=1

https://twitter.com/hashtag/AfricanGirlsSummit?src=hashtag_click

SOS Children's Villages will be co-leading a parallel session on 'young people engaging with member states on action/accountability to end harmful practices.
18 Nov at 9am GMT+1
online here: https://t.co/AC0r2JVGUs?amp=1

https://twitter.com/hashtag/AfricanGirlsSummit?src=hashtag_click

17/11/2021

We are in November and guess what! Is World Children’s Day Month.

World Children's Day is celebrated on 20th of November each year.

The day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

You can join us this Saturday the 20th of November 2021 through our social media platforms as we celebrate this day together with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Unicef, Child Fund, and CPA, but of cause with the great children of The Gambia.

The theme of International children day is,
” Investing in our future means investing in our children”

Happy World Children's Day in advance.

We are in November and guess what! Is World Children’s Day Month.

World Children's Day is celebrated on 20th of November each year.

The day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

You can join us this Saturday the 20th of November 2021 through our social media platforms as we celebrate this day together with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Unicef, Child Fund, and CPA, but of cause with the great children of The Gambia.

The theme of International children day is,
” Investing in our future means investing in our children”

Happy World Children's Day in advance.

Photos from SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia's post 15/11/2021

As part of activities under the Sustainable Waste Management Project to Reduce Child Rights Violations at the Bakoteh Dumpsite, a two days sensitization on Child Rights and Protection was held from Friday 13th to Saturday 14th for the communities of Bakoteh, Mannjie, and Dippa K***a. The session covered areas such as Child Protection , Child Rights , Child Protection Issues, and laws relating to children in The Gambia especially in the areas of health and Child Labour.

This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development ( BMZ) with co-funding support from Herman Gmeiner Fund.

#sustainable #wastemanagement #childprotection

www.sosgambia.org

04/11/2021

Over 460 million children worldwide couldn’t access remote learning when COVID-19 struck. If another crisis comes, we must be ready to do better.

According to UNICEF, at least 200 million students today live in countries that remain unprepared.

👉 Read more: https://data.unicef.org/resources/remote-learning-readiness-index/

📸 Jens Honoré

Over 460 million children worldwide couldn’t access remote learning when COVID-19 struck. If another crisis comes, we must be ready to do better.

According to UNICEF, at least 200 million students today live in countries that remain unprepared.

👉 Read more: https://data.unicef.org/resources/remote-learning-readiness-index/

📸 Jens Honoré

ENHANCING DIGITAL LITERACY FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES. – SOS The Gambia 28/10/2021

ENHANCING DIGITAL LITERACY FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES. – SOS The Gambia

https://sosgambia.org/main/info/enhancing-digital-literacy-for-vulnerable-young-people-communities/

ENHANCING DIGITAL LITERACY FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES. – SOS The Gambia Categories Info News ENHANCING DIGITAL LITERACY FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES. Post author By Almami Barrow Post date 28/10/2021 No Comments on ENHANCING DIGITAL LITERACY FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES. SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia through the support of SOS Childre...

SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia - Banjul, The Gambia | Professional Profile | LinkedIn 28/10/2021

SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia - Banjul, The Gambia | Professional Profile | LinkedIn

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27/10/2021

Our mission is to empower and improve the living conditions of vulnerable children and women, families and of cause their communities through our Family Strengthening Programs .

The program targets families at risk of separation or broken homes. During the past years our invention have prevent children from being separated from their parents or families.

We have and will continue to strengthen the capacities of vulnerable care givers, families and communities in The Gambia so that no child will grow up alone and where children will grow like children and enjoy their basic rights.

www.sosgambia.org

Our mission is to empower and improve the living conditions of vulnerable children and women, families and of cause their communities through our Family Strengthening Programs .

The program targets families at risk of separation or broken homes. During the past years our invention have prevent children from being separated from their parents or families.

We have and will continue to strengthen the capacities of vulnerable care givers, families and communities in The Gambia so that no child will grow up alone and where children will grow like children and enjoy their basic rights.

www.sosgambia.org

Photos from SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia's post 25/10/2021

Sustainable Nutrition Improvement Project Commemorates World Food Day on Saturday 23rd October 2021 : Theme: "Our Actions are our Future Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment, and a Better Life’ .

This day aims at tackling global hunger and striving to eradicate hunger across the world. ‘Two billion people don't have regular access to sufficient amounts of safe, nutritious food, while three billion cannot afford healthy diets and obesity continues to increase worldwide” FAO.

World Food Day is celebrated all over the world on October 16. It is an initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

This global event marks a day calling for worldwide awareness and collective action to combat the issue of hunger and ensure healthy diets for all. It gradually became a way to raise awareness about hunger, malnutrition, sustainability, and food production. World Food Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the founding of the FAO of the United Nations.

SOS Children’s in The Villages through the Sustainable Nutrition Improvement Project commemorates this day with the Governor’s Office in Basse, Upper River Region was characterized by a March Past of beneficiaries of the project, regional stakeholders, Youth Organisations, CSOs, and other the Project staff was also punctuated by speeches by the Governor of the Upper River Region, the Children's Village Manager of SOS Children's Village Basse and the Project Coordinator. Drama, Singing and drumming were also staged during the event.

The Sustainable Nutrition Improvement Project is a 4-year Project currently being implemented by SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia funded by the European Union (EU).

www.sosgambia.org

24/10/2021

1 in 10 children and young people are separated from their families, abandoned, neglected, or forced to live in an abusive environment, growing up without the support they need to prepare for themselves for their future.

As the consultation on the review of The Gambia’s Children’s Act 2005 began, SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia on Wednesday the 20th of October took part in the first round of consultations. The Children’s Act of The Gambia came into force on the 23rd of June 2005 as an act of parliament. Since then, the act has not been reviewed to suit the current realities that children are facing in The Gambia.

We commend The Gambian government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare for priotizing the review of the Children’s Act 2005 which is overdue.

A lot has changed when it comes to the situation of children during the past decade especially for children without adequate parental care and for those at risk of losing parental care.

We have also shared with the reviewing committee/team our views calling on the introduction of care options such as Foster Care, Small Group homes, and of cause, we have also highlighted the importance of financing Child Welfare in The Gambia which is of importance to wellbeing and protection of the children.

We will continue to advocate for and also call on the Government of The Gambia to uphold her responsibility when it comes to the protection and safeguarding of children in The Gambia.

Visit our website to learn more about what we in The Gambia and how you can support.

www.sosgambia.org

1 in 10 children and young people are separated from their families, abandoned, neglected, or forced to live in an abusive environment, growing up without the support they need to prepare for themselves for their future.

As the consultation on the review of The Gambia’s Children’s Act 2005 began, SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia on Wednesday the 20th of October took part in the first round of consultations. The Children’s Act of The Gambia came into force on the 23rd of June 2005 as an act of parliament. Since then, the act has not been reviewed to suit the current realities that children are facing in The Gambia.

We commend The Gambian government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare for priotizing the review of the Children’s Act 2005 which is overdue.

A lot has changed when it comes to the situation of children during the past decade especially for children without adequate parental care and for those at risk of losing parental care.

We have also shared with the reviewing committee/team our views calling on the introduction of care options such as Foster Care, Small Group homes, and of cause, we have also highlighted the importance of financing Child Welfare in The Gambia which is of importance to wellbeing and protection of the children.

We will continue to advocate for and also call on the Government of The Gambia to uphold her responsibility when it comes to the protection and safeguarding of children in The Gambia.

Visit our website to learn more about what we in The Gambia and how you can support.

www.sosgambia.org

The State of the World's Children 2021 20/10/2021

The State of the World's Children 2021

Children and young people globally suffer from mental health issues that are often not recognized or ignored. Children in alternative care are at even greater risk, as family separation and loss of a caregiver are among the most severe threats to a child's mental well-being. We must scale up our efforts to integrate psycho-social and mental health support in alternative care.

Learn more from the latest State of the World Children's Report 2021,

UNICEF: https://lnkd.in/dHj2xn5N

The State of the World's Children 2021 On My Mind: Promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health

16/10/2021

Congratulations 🎉 to our youths boys from SOS Children's Village in Basse who today graduated from high school after sitting to the West African Senior Seconday School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE)

We wish them all the best in their professional career.

CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 🎉🎉🎉.

www.sosgambia.org

Congratulations 🎉 to our youths boys from SOS Children's Village in Basse who today graduated from high school after sitting to the West African Senior Seconday School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE)

We wish them all the best in their professional career.

CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 🎉🎉🎉.

www.sosgambia.org

Photos from SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia's post 14/10/2021

SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia holds her 2022 Annual Strategic Planning Workshop.

The planning session brings together staff from various programs in the organisation to share experiences and develop an plan of action to be implemented in 2022.

12/10/2021

📣 Join us for a virtual side event on #ChildSafeguarding policies: for children and with children.

This side event aims to encourage a constructive dialogue on the need to promote the adoption of rights-based approaches to child safeguarding with a diverse range of stakeholders, including Member States, civil society, the sports sector, the UN, the private sector and children and young people themselves.

Register👉 bit.ly/ChildSafeguardingPolicies

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Photos from SOS Children's Villages in The Gambia's post 07/10/2021

SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia signs contracts for the construction component of the BMZ –Bakoteh Dumpsite Project.

This includes the following:

1. INSTALLATION OF BAKOTEH DUMPSITE SOLAR STREET LIGHTS, AND TOILETS. SOS/MP/2114/BD03,
2. CONSTRUCTION OF THE DUMPSITE OPEN SHED SOS/MP/2114/BD02
3. CONSTRUCTION OF THE DUMPSITE ACCESS ROAD SOS/MP/2114/BD01.

The Bakoteh Dumpsite is funded by German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation for Development (BMZ) in partnership with the Hermann Gmeiner Fonds Deutschland and with Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC).

The Project is aimed at improving waste management to protect children and families in the neighborhood of Bakoteh dumpsite from health and environmental hazards as well as to reduce child rights violations.

The event was graced by the SOS Children’s Villages Staff and the Contracted Companies.

www.sosgambia.org

05/10/2021

The right to Quality Care is a right and children in need of care should not be left behind.

At SOS Children's Villages , our approach is to :
Support and empower individual children, young people and families.

Continuously develop a range of quality programmes and services suited to individual needs and local contexts.

Advocate and partner for each child’s right to grow up in a supportive environment.

www.sosgambia.org

The right to Quality Care is a right and children in need of care should not be left behind.

At SOS Children's Villages , our approach is to :
Support and empower individual children, young people and families.

Continuously develop a range of quality programmes and services suited to individual needs and local contexts.

Advocate and partner for each child’s right to grow up in a supportive environment.

www.sosgambia.org

04/10/2021

Is Monday and we wish you a pleasant week.

Is Monday and we wish you a pleasant week.

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