As have informed Agency LETA in the presidential office, the ceremony Vejonis noted that the team SOS children's villages can be proud of their over 20 years of work, and two, it created the children's village, youth home, family support centres are a testimony to the dedicated work and selfless love.

"Your work has shown state and local governments what to do, taking care of children and supporting the families," he said.

The President with his wife Iveta Weyoun and Vice-President of the organization SOS children's villages Gita, Trauernicht congratulated the Chairman of the Latvian Council SOS Maru Bat, who heads the organization since its inception.

Non-governmental organization SOS children's villages for 20 years creates in Latvia SOS families for children deprived of parental care and support. Now in Latvia to 26 families, SOS raised more than 130 children and adolescents.