UITP supports SOS Children’s Village with ‘A bus for the future’ project

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To facilitate education and promote public transport, UITP launches ‘A bus for the future’ project that will fund the shuttle transportation to school and extracurricular activities for abandoned or destitute children from SOS Children’s Village in Kinshasa, Congo.

One of the topics of the UITP Integrated Global Work Programme is about growing ‘Talent and Skills’. But who will continue to improve mobility in cities by generating new mobility ideas, by creating new technologies or by building new services? The children of today!

SOS Children’s Village in Kinshasa  counts around 150 children. The story of these children begins very often with a lot of suffering and sadness. With attention, care and support, SOS helps them overcome their traumatic pasts so that they can simply become children again.

The secondary school for older children and after-school activities are located about a one-hour drive away from the Children's Village in Kinshasa. The transport by bus is sponsored by people of goodwill, like you! Thanks to this generous support, these children can continue their educations and develop new skills and talents, which gives them a better future.

Get involved!

You can join UITP and support the action by donating on this bank account: BE80 000 0318 9377 (BIC: BPOTBEB1) with a note: BUS TO SCHOOL 2018. Donations are open until 5 February 2018.

UITP aims to gather €16,200, which will cover the transport of 150 children for the entire year.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Sylvia Derveaux: sylvia.derveaux@uitp.org.

About SOS Children’s Village

SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organisation which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949. Nowadays, SOS is present in over 130 countries around the world. The organisation's work focuses on abandoned, destitute and orphaned children requiring family-based child care. SOS provides about 50,000 children and 15,000 young adults with a permanent new family, with a '24 hours a day' new SOS mother (or, sometimes, a father or couple) to provide family-based care.

 

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