On that day in 1967, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines established its first village in Banaybanay, Lipa and started providing loving homes for every child since then.
Deputy National Director Romil Rayos del Sol briefly recounted the small beginnings of this village in the Virtual Concert held the night of the anniversary. It was not the just the beginning of SOS Children’s Village in Lipa, but the beginning of SOS Children’s Villages Philippines as well.
“What started as a small group of three houses in Lipa has grown into 87 homes all over the country. Three SOS homes with about 24 children under our care; that’s how we began our work.”
Like other virtual concerts held by the other villages celebrating their respective anniversaries this pandemic, the children showcased their talented performances and conveyed their inspiring messages to donors and sponsors. From songs to dances to poems, the concert was teeming with joy and thanks. But the celebration isn’t just limited online.