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On the 10th of October it was pomp, glamour and celebration as SOS Children’s Village Meru celebrated 10 years of existence. Opened in 2005, SOS CV Meru is SOS Kenya’s fourth oldest village after Nairobi 1973, Mombasa 1979, and Eldoret 1990.

The celebrations included a 7 kilometre charity walk and an afternoon reception at the village grounds with the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta who is also the SOS CV Kenya Patron gracing the event as chief guest. She was received at the Village by Meru County Governor Peter Munya and the SOS Children’s Villages Kenya Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr Martin Oduor, CBS

 

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A partnership between companies, governments and civil sector groups is helping to share the benefits of technology with disadvantaged communities in Kenya.

Aiming to increase literacy among children aged 6 to 9, the project Open Space Literacy (OSL) introduces new technologies to student and teacher development, combined with active community involvement. OSL is part of the global effort known as Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D).
 
Starting last year with 25 schools in Nairobi, Kenya, the goal is to reach 300 schools nationally within a few years.

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SOS Children’s Villages Kenya took part in the 9th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer (SCCA) in Africa conference at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya between 19th- 20th July 2015.

The 9th SCCA was organized and hosted by Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta (who is also the patron of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya) with the support of the Government of the Republic of Kenya and in conjunction with Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation with the theme of "Investing to save lives: The Role of Public-Private Sector Partnerships".

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