We are impressed by the work SOS Children's Villages has been doing for many years and their family-orientated approach to helping children and young people.
We found the project "Education for a better future in Africa" particularly inspiring. Finishing school successfully is the foundation for positive individual development and better opportunities in adult life. Education provides a reliable path out of poverty and is a focal point of the worldwide engagement of SOS Children's Villages. Their educational offerings – including kindergartens, schools and vocational training centres – are a significant, and often the only, chance for education for many young people. Since education is also a particular concern of AuPairWorld, we are supporting the project "Education for a better future in Africa" and have made a donation of €4000 to the German chapter of SOS Children's Villages.
In addition, we want to be engaged on a more local basis. To this end, we are supporting the activities of the Kassel football club "SV Harleshausen" with €600 and the children's daycare centre "Schwälmer Zwerge" with €400.
We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 – 20 years AuPairWorld, 20 years at the side of au pairs and host families – definitely a reason to celebrate. AuPairWorld will also be moving into its own company headquarters building at the beginning of 2019.
Photo: © SOS-Kinderdorf International / Kamillla Berggrav