A picture perfect village

  • 1998-11-19
It emerged from the debris of World War II and is now helping the "social orphans" of Latvia. Katya Cengel reports on the first SOS-Kinderdorf Village in Latvia.Ilona Buka remembers the eerie silence of the summer of 1997. She has been secretary of the SOS-Kinderdorf Village in Bauska since its inception, when the 10 family houses and kindergarten stood empty, the swings stood still, and the basketball court was deserted."It was silent," remembers Buka. "An empty village."When Latvian President Guntis Ulmanis participated in the official opening ceremony Oct. 25, the village was anything ...
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