Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou and his wife Kimora Lee Simmons, model and founder of Baby Phat, met with SOS Children’s Villages this week in Cape Town, South Africa. The couple toured the area, visited the children and expressed their support for the SOS Children’s Villages worldwide. This global organization focuses on family-based, long-term care of children.
Marcia Cannon, Acting Village Director for SOS – Cape Town spoke about the couple’s visit saying: “The visit from Djimon and Kimora was incredible! The children performed three dances to welcome the couple who spent the afternoon at the SOS Village. Djimon thanked the children for their presentation and encouraged them to continue with their performing arts – ‘as they were fantastic’. He also thanked the SOS Mothers, especially for their commitment and the time invested in the lives of their children. Kimora presented the children with gifts, which absolutely thrilled them.”
Hounsou has supported this organization for quite some time. In 2006, during the filming of the Oscar-nominated film Blood Diamond, Djimon visited a SOS Children’s Village in Mozambique. Since then, he has been an avid SOS supporter, exemplified through his partnership with SOS via the Cartier Love Bracelet.
Hounsou expressed his support for the organization during his visit saying, “SOS Children’s Villages is fantastic. SOS gives children a strong family connection and helps them to dream big…of a brighter future. As I watch the World Cup athletes who are so focused and dedicated, I appreciate that SOS Children’s Villages is helping children who would otherwise only be dreaming of their next meal, to feel the security that allows them to dream bigger dreams…like one day competing in the World Cup.”
For more information on SOS Children’s Villages and its work within South Africa, please go to http://www.sos-usa.org.
Source and Photo Credit: SOS Children’s Villages