A Visit to SOS Children’s Village

A painting by the children of the SOS Children’s Village

by Pakhi Joshi

My mother is a teacher. She planned to take her school children to SOS Children’s Village on 9th April. My mother asked me if I also wanted to go to the SOS Children’s Village with her. I agreed.

We boarded the bus from Mamma’s school. I enjoyed singing and dancing in the bus with the didis and bhaiyas (elder children). They told us jokes and asked us riddles. We reached the SOS Children’s Village in an hour.

There we saw different houses. In each house six to seven children were staying with a mother. That day we could not meet any mother as all the mothers had gone to the market.

All these children are orphans, but here they get a family and a mother to look after them. In SOS Children’s Village the children learn how to read, how to prepare food, etc. They are sent to schools and colleges.

The children welcomed us all. We talked with the SOS children and danced with them. We went to all the houses and met all the children. The SOS children had kept their houses and things very neatly.

In each house there was a framed photograph of the SOS children with their mother. Some children went out to play with the school children. The principal of my Mamma’s school distributed toffees and biscuits to the children. We clicked lots of photographs.

There were swings and slides in the village as well. We enjoyed playing on them too. We stayed there for two hours. Finally, it was time to go back. We wished them goodbye.

It was a wonderful trip. I experienced how children live without their Mamma and Papa. I learnt many things.

Pakhi Joshi is 8 years old and a student of class IV at Ahlcon International School, Delhi. She loves reading and writing stories, acting and Kathak dance.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zahoor Alam
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 06:20:26

    Well done Pakhi, keep it up.


  2. Jaya Joshi
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 16:59:08

    Great story Pakhi. Well done! Write many more such stories.


  3. netsanet belay
    May 05, 2014 @ 08:37:53

    it is really Great Story


  4. netsanet belay
    May 05, 2014 @ 08:38:33

    That impresses me


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