SOS Kinderdorf (Children’s Village) Berlin
The foundation for SOS Kinderdorf was laid in 1949 when medical student Hermann Gmeiner donated a new home for war orphans left behind with the first Children’s Village after the Second World War. Today, the German SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. runs 129 homes in 43 countries.
Abandoned and orphaned children find a sense of security and belonging within the Kinderdorf family. The organisation helps them recognise and develop their individual skills, interests and abilities until they can head out into the world to lead their lives as confident, independent adults.
In 2019, Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH set up an SOS mentorship programme for Yanileidy from the Dominican Republic, Thérèse from Guinea, Ashok from Nepal, Ante from Croatia, and Boonmay from Laos, to give these children a loving home, dedicated caregivers, and long-term support paid for from sponsorship.
More on SOS-Kinderdorf e. V. can be found at SOS-Kinderdorf e.V.
KINDERHILFE – Hilfe für krebs –und schwerkranke Kinder e.V.
KINDERHILFE was first established back in 1983 as a small self-help group for parents whose children were suffering from cancer or other serious illnesses.
The group supports children, teenagers and young adults, along with their families, every step of the way. Alongside the opportunity to exchange information and experiences, and providing support regarding social and tax issues, the group also offers financial support for those in need, works to improve treatment and aftercare, and promotes cancer research. The group also provides accommodation for parents while their children are being treated in hospital.
More information on KINDERHILFE – Hilfe für krebs –und schwerkranke Kinder e.V. can be found at Kinderhilfe e.V.