Child Sponsorship background from N'Djamena, Chad

Children from N'Djamena, ChadSOS Children's Village N'Djamena

SOS Children's Village N'Djamena is situated out of the town of the same name, which is the capital of Chad, and has more than 530,000 inhabitants.

The SOS Children's Village has twelve family houses, the director's house, a building for the SOS aunts (who provide valuable support for current SOS mothers as well as being SOS mothers in training), a house where the organization's employees can be accommodated during their various training courses, an administration area, a workshop and a multi-purpose hall (for the village's various activities). It opened in March 2005 and can house up to 120 children.

Other SOS Projects in N'Djamena

An SOS Primary School and an SOS Nursery were built on the grounds of the SOS Children's Village which are attended by children from the village as well as from neighbouring areas. The primary school and the nursery were opened at the same time as the village in March 2005.

The primary school has a capacity for 210 children. It has six classrooms, an administrative unit, a workshop, a kitchen with a canteen and a teachers' staff room. The nursery has two large classrooms, a kitchen, and an office for the director and a room for the caregivers and teachers; it can offer places to some 50 children.

The grounds of the village also have an SOS Medical Centre, with a view to offering regular medical check-ups or promoting various preventative policies on a local level. It has a room for doctors, a room for nurses, an examination room, an inpatient room, a dispensary, an analysis laboratory and a secretariat. It can treat up to 5,500 patients a year.

Background to N'Djamena

N'Djamena is the capital of Chad. It is a port on the Chari River, near the confluence with the Logone River and directly faces the Cameroonian town of Kousséri, to which the city is connected by a bridge. It is a regional market for livestock, salt, dates, and grains. Meat, fish and cotton processing are the chief industries, and the city continues to serve as the centre of economic activity in Chad, despite the violent civil conflicts.