Since 2005 Rainer Zietlow is supporting the international children's welfare organisation SOS Children's Villages with his projects. For “Touareg Eurasia” he donates 10 Euro cents per kilometer driven to the SOS Children's Village in Marina Gorka, close to Minsk in Belarus. Before the world record race he will visit the village together with his cameraman Marius Biela to personally hand over the donation. Pictures and a short video of that visit will be shown on this website. The donation helps finance the daily lives of the SOS families and the maintenance of the SOS Children's Village.
About SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children's Villages is an international, non-governmental organisation that provides services in the areas of care, education and health for children who have already lost or who are at risk of losing parental care. The organisation was founded in 1949 and today runs more than 2,300 programmes reaching more than a million children and adults in 134 countries and territories. Its work is guided by the spirit of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. SOS Children's Villages adheres to the principle that every child grows best in a family environment, with loving parents or care-givers, living together with their siblings, in a place they can call home. SOS Children's Villages works with communities, local partners and authorities to support disadvantaged families, thus preventing family breakdown. When necessary and when it is deemed to be in the child's best interests, there is the option for children to grow up in a foster family or in an SOS Children's Villages family, where children are supported, protected and cared for until they reach adulthood.SOS Children's Villages also aims to influence decision-makers to make changes in policies and practices in order to promote the well-being of children, especially of those without parental care. More information on SOS Children's Villages can be found at www.sos-childrensvillages.org