Today Martin Garrix was announced as international friend of SOS Children’s Villages. To kick off his involvement, Garrix visited an SOS Children’s Village in Cape Town, South Africa. As friend of the international child development organisation, the Dutch superstar DJ/Producer will raise awareness for SOS Children’s Villages programmes around the world, focusing on preventing family separation and providing family-based care for vulnerable children. Martin Garrix: “It is wonderful to see how SOS Children’s Villages creates a family for children worldwide. I know how important family is. I hope that, with my support, SOS can help many more children”.
As part of his partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, Martin Garrix will use his voice to encourage his following to get involved. “My sister and I grew up with caring parents. We are still very close. I truly believe that they are a big part of my success. Especially since I was only still a kid when my career took off. They were always there. Their unconditional support helped me more than I can say. It is awful that so many children around the world don’t have the support of a caring family”, says the Dutch 20 year old DJ/Producer. “As a friend of SOS, I want to help children and get more people involved”.
Visit SOS Children’s Villages programmes in South Africa
Martin Garrix visited the SOS Children’s Village in Cape Town to witness first-hand the impact the organisation makes on children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care. He visited an SOS Children’s Village where SOS families are created for children who have lost parental care. In such a family, children grow up with an SOS mother and sisters and brothers. To introduce himself, Martin Garrix played a short DJ set. An unforgettable experience for all SOS families.
An inspiration for young people worldwide ”We are excited to have Martin Garrix as a new international friend of SOS Children’s Villages”, said Stephen Miller, National director of SOS Children’s Villages South Africa. “Martin Garrix is the youngest DJ ever to hold the #1 spot as best DJ in the world. He inspires millions of young people around the globe to live up to their dreams. A perfect match for SOS”.
About SOS Children’s Villages
Children orphaned and abandoned due to civil war, extreme poverty, natural disaster and pandemics are amongst the world’s most vulnerable citizens. For over 65 years SOS Children’s Villages has been working around the globe to ensure these children have a family, a community and a promise of a brighter future. Together with our supporters, we are helping the world’s most vulnerable children and families to provide a higher quality of life, to prevent family breakdown and to ensure that every child’s right to a family, protection, education and healthcare is fulfilled.