News - 2009

News from Romania

Posted in Projects on 21st December 2009

I spotted today an article on the BBC News website by Chris Rogers - a reporter with a longstanding association with Romania and, in particular, Romanian orphans. What intererested me in what he had written was his observations of the transformation that has taken... Read on

News from Bethlehem 11

Posted in Blog on 16th December 2009

Hannah and Liz will post their final blog soon. Here is a photo of the gift we were each given by the SOS Village and School - an angel playing a harp carved out of local olive wood. This one is photographed in my kitchen on a piece of Palestinian embroidery made... Read on

Strategy and Plan

Posted in Projects on 8th December 2009

As mentioned in an earlier posting, our Advisory Panel meets annually to reflect on recent activities, review the ever-changing contexts of our work and to use a clinical focus to help steer our future direction. We now have a date set for our next meeting: Saturday... Read on

Project Bethlehem

Posted in Projects on 7th December 2009

The six-week skill-sharing project in Bethlehem has now ended and Liz Coombes and Hannah McCabe have returned safely to the UK. We can't thank them enough for the enormous investment they've made in the children of the SOS Village and School. The next stage of... Read on

News from Bethlehem 10

Posted in Blog on 3rd December 2009

Hannah: Our last few days are proving to be extremely busy as we continue to deliver sessions at the SOS School and in the Village. By now however, many of our trainees are able to lead the sessions by themselves which is great for us to see and reassures our... Read on

News from Bethlehem 9

Posted in Blog on 27th November 2009

This week has been very busy indeed. It is a Muslim holiday here at the moment, so the schools are closed until Tuesday next week. To compensate for missed days, we have made up some sessions over the past few days, and will be trying to ensure everything is tied... Read on

News from Bethlehem 8

Posted in Blog on 22nd November 2009

Hannah: Yesterday we celebrated the 60th birthday of the SOS organization and we had a great day! The children all went away for a picnic with the SOS school whilst at the village we gathered with the mothers, the aunts, all the people who work for SOS Bethlehem... Read on

News from Bethlehem 7

Posted in Blog on 19th November 2009

The weather is now well and truly British! The clear skies at night mean that it is quite chilly here now, and Hannah is feeling the lack of enough warm clothes! Fortunately, I bought a lovely warm shawl in Jerusalem and a couple of scarves, so may be able to... Read on

News from Bethlehem 6

Posted in Blog on 16th November 2009

Hannah: After a superb midway break in Jerusalem we are back at the SOS Village and eager to continue the project. Jerusalem is fantastic; we spent most our time in the old town which combines hundreds of market stalls with some of the most interesting and beautiful... Read on

Photos from Bethlehem

Posted in Blog on 16th November 2009

Paul, Liz, Claire and HannahLiz in a session at SOS schoolHannah plays clarinet in her free time at the Village.Here are - Bethlehem Sweets! Read on

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