Supported projects

SOS Villages for Children 


The First Lady of Latvia Mrs. Iveta Vējone visited a SOS village for children in Īslīce on 15 September 2015. During the visit, Mrs. Iveta Vējone met with the staff of the SOS village for children and pioneers of the SOS village for children movement in Latvia, she got acquainted with its activities, and she visited the family of the SOS mother Tamāra Špore. The SOS mother Tamara cares for five 4 to 10 years old foster children living in the family, who are siblings from the same biological family.


Mrs. Iveta Vējone has stressed that she would prioritize participation in the projects associated with children and raising their welfare. Therefore, Mrs. I.Vējone has agreed to become the patroness of the Association of SOS Villages for Children in order to draw public attention to the importance of the family care and promote development of the SOS villages for children.






About SOS Villages for Children


The Latvian Association of SOS Villages for Children is a non-governmental charity organization that provides long-term family care for children left without parental care and maintains family support centres in several Latvian municipalities. In foster families in two SOS villages for children (in Īslīce un Valmiera) and in SOS homes for youth in Jelgava, 140 children and young people from all over Latvia have found support, security, and new home. There are 59 children, who found their new home in 12 families in SOS village for children in Īslīce now.


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