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No Child Should Grow up Alone

Asta lived with her mom for seven years, however she have never felt that her mother loves her and never heard that she is needed. A girl lived alone and she had the only wish in her small heart – to become mother‘s best friend and to spend time together. Over the years, she started to blame herself for not getting any mother‘s attention, and felt irrelevant. During those years Asta tried everything: always to be at home, not to ask anything, clean the house, not to cry. Today Asta is 12 years old. In SOS Children‘s Villages she has been living for 4 years, but she still believes that one day her mother will love her. Asta says: „My mother is ill, so I would not disturb her to recover“. A girl hopes that in the future they will be together.

SOS Children‘s Villages organization cares for children in Lithuania and in other 134 countries around the world. In Lithuania it supports more than 1000 children in need of care, that they would have home, loving family and feel safe.

There are too many abandoned children in the world: some of them have no loved ones and grow alone, one or both parents have left others, the third lives in a large deprivation that falsely forms the child's perception of the world around him. The future of small children or teenagers, who grow up without the love and care of parents or left alone - is threatening.

SOS Children‘s Villages Lithuania cares, that children would grow in safe home. Also it works with parents and helps to solve the lack of their parental skills, legal, health problems and helps them to get employed. Children who are supported of this organization attend day centers, learn to write, read, cook, and get psychological help.

SOS Children‘s Villages made a research: 1 out of 10 children cannot answer the question what mother's or father's love is.

SOS Children‘s Villages Lithuania has 4 day care centres: in Vilnius, Alytus, Pivašiūnai and Šiauliai. Children and parents get all support they need at day care centres. Every day, around 100 children attend day care centers.

Unfortunately, day care centers are in dire need of additional therapies, training, and specialist counseling for children to help to change such statistics. Additional activities require an amount of 43 366 euros. For one child appoint 50 euros per month.

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