The SOS Children's Village in Kampot province was put into use in a ceremony held this morning under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
Visiting Mr. Siddhartha Kaul, President of SOS Kinderdorf International (SOS-KDI), was also present at the inauguration ceremony.
Located in Roluos village, Boeung Touk commune, Tek Chhou district, the SOS Children's Village in Kampot is the 6th children's village funded by SOS-KDI after those in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Rattanakiri, and Kratie.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his gratitude to SOS-KDI for having contributed with the Royal Government of Cambodia to assisting Cambodian orphans so that they can live properly, have access to education and their rights are protected.
According to Prime Minister Hun Sen's Facebook page, SOS-KDI has spent over US$26 million for the construction and operation of the six SOS Children's Villages which have been taking care of 1,749 children, and employing 345 teachers, staff and babysitters.
SOS-KDI is a non-profit organisation established in 1949. It has been operating in 133 countries around the world and assisting some 2.3 million children.
Cambodia became a member of SOS-KDI in 1999.