June 23 2005

High distinction for SOS Children's Villages in China

27/06/2005 - On the occasion of 20 years of SOS Children's Villages in China, on 23 June, a celebration was held at the first Chinese SOS Children's Village in Tianjin, to which high government officials and numerous representatives of the regional authorities from where SOS Children's Villages is present were invited to attend. SOS Children's Village President Helmut Kutin received the highest distinction the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs has to offer for humanitarian efforts.

Traditional dance at the event in Yantai - Photo: SOS Archives

Helmut Kutin receives the Ru Zi Nui Award from Minister of Civil Affairs Li Xueju - Photo: SOS Archives

Liu Ling, who, in the meantime, studies business administration and English - Photo: SOS Archives