Click to Watch in HD > ENGLISH NEWS: SOS Children Villages marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment.26/2/2018

Watch VO SOS Children Villages marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment INTRO: Prime Minister lauds work of SOS Children Villages Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Saturday lauded SOS Children’s Villages Laos for the achievements the Villages have attained over the past 25 years.STORY: The premier, who is also honorary President of the SOS Children’s Villages Laos Management Committee, extended his compliments in a ceremony in Vientiane to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Villages.He told 300 participants at the ceremony held at the National Convention Centre that, over the past 25 years, we have accomplished a number of great achievementsPremier Thongloun recalled that an agreement to establish the first SOS Children’s Villages centre in Vientiane was made in 1993 when the then President of SOS Children’s Villages International, Mr Helmut Kutin visited Laos and initiated the idea.Mr Thongloun, who was then Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, then proposed the idea to the Lao government resulting in the acceptance of its establishment.Representing the Lao government, parents and children, Premier Thongloun expressed heartfelt gratitude to Mr Kutin, who was also present at Saturday’s event, for his great support and assistance.During the ceremony, the Lao government presented labour medals, certificates of congratulations and other awards to SOS mothers, staff and divisions for their superior performance.Six SOS Children’s Villages have been established in Laos – one each in the capital of Vientiane and the provinces of Champassak, Xieng Khuang, Luang Prabang, Huaphan, and Savannakhet.So far, the SOS Children’s Villages in Laos have provided shelter, care and education to 1,468 orphans and disadvantaged children. Of the total, more than 600 were girls.ໂທລະພາບແຫ່ງຊາດລາວTelevision Nationale LaoChommany street, Ban Sivilay,Muang Saythany District, Vientiane Lao PDR, P.O.Box 5635, Tel+85621 710067.E-mail: [email protected]://

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