News and archive

News and archive
30/9 2016

SOS Barnbyar (Children’s Villages)

To honour the Centenary of Astrid Lindgren’s birth, the idea of building a village for children in collaboration with SOS Barnbyar came up. The initiative came from the Astrid Lindgren Society, Astrid Lindgrens Värld and SaltkråkanAB.In 2009, the first village was finished. 120 children now have a new family, and the school and preschool provide education for hundreds of children. The medical clinic and the social centre support needy families in the area. The idea of funding yet another village came up during a visit to the opening of the first project in Bouar in January 2010. Saltkråkan and Astrid Lindgrens Värld are now in collaboration with SOS Barnbyar developing  the new children’s village – Bullerbyn, in Togo.