A new SOS children’s village, the 14 th of its kind in Vietnam, opened in Quy Nhon City, in the central province of Binh Dinh on October 16.

The 52.5 billion VND village, which was jointly funded by the German company Vorwerk and the provincial People’s Committee, will eventually house 14 families to take care of the 140 orphans and homeless children. There will also be nursery facilities for the very young children.

The village is currently home to 85 children in the custody of 10 families, as well as 190 toddlers from outside the village who are attending six pre-school classes, which will make it easier for the village’s children to integrate back into society.

At the inauguration ceremony, Germany ’s Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City , Thomas Triller, presented assorted Puma sports equipment and other paraphernalia as gifts to the village’s children.

Construction of another SOS children’s village is underway in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai and the northern province of Thai Binh is also looking for investment to fund a similar project.

According to the SOS International Children’s Village Organisation, Vietnamese children are now third out of kids from 133 countries and territories worldwide to benefit from SOS village projects, behind India and Brazil.-VNA