Addis Ababa February 19/2013 SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia said it has built a village for 150 orphans in Jimma Town, Oromia State at a cost of 60 million Birr.
Villages National Director, Aster Asfaw told journalists that the village is constructed with financial support of philanthropists from Denmark.
The village has a kindergarten and a school up to grade eight for children in the village and in the surrounding areas.
A health station constructed in the village has capacity to give service to 27,000 residents in the surrounding.
The first SOS Children's village in Ethiopia was opened in 1974 in Mekele Town of Tigray State.
Currently, there are seven villages in different parts of the country including the newly constructed village in Jimma Town.
SOS has 500 villages in 133 countries across the world. There are more than 73,000 children in the villages.
SOS children's villages international was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in 1949 in Imst, Austria to help children in need of care.