SOS Children's Villages UK
SOS Children (registered with the Charity Commission as SOS Children's Villages UK) is an autonomous child sponsorship charity based in Cambridge in the United Kingdom and part of the international group SOS Children's Villages, the largest international charity group dedicated to the care of orphaned and abandoned children. It has registered the working names "SOS Children" and "World Orphan Week" with the Charity Commission.
When chairman of SOS Children, Dickson Mabon attempted to arrange the construction of Children's Villages in Scotland. However, he was unsuccessful because certain local authorities feared the stigma of being perceived to require charitable help to provide care for vulnerable children.
In 2011 SOS Children created a new web site "Our Africa"  which won the New Media category of the One World Media Awards. Our Africa is an educational site with many short videos and articles created to celebrate 40 years of SOS Children's work in Africa. Many of the videos are devised and filmed by children across Africa.
Wikipedia for Schools
Since 2006, SOS Children has produced a offline selection from Wikipedia, based around the UK national curriculum and targeted at a school-age audience. The project was initially aimed at schools in the developing world, where internet access is often limited, but has also proved popular in developed countries as well. This is partly because all content is checked to ensure suitability for children and relevance to the classroom, making it safe for use in schools. As well as being an offline resource available on USB memory stick, it is also available online. It was last updated in 2013.
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