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    EMPRESS FARAH DIBA, WHO IS HOLIDAYING IN AUSTRIA WITH HER HUSBAND, THE SHAH OF IRAN, VISITED AN S.

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    EMPRESS FARAH DIBA, WHO IS HOLIDAYING IN AUSTRIA WITH HER HUSBAND, THE SHAH OF IRAN, VISITED AN S.O.S. CHILDREN'S VILLAGE AT IMST IN THE AUSTRIAN TYROL ON FRIDAY.

    SHE WAS WELCOMED BY THE BURGOMASTER OF IMST, AND BY THE FOUNDER OF THE S.O.S. CHILDREN'S VILLAGES. HERR GMEINER. THE CHILDREN WERE THERE TOO....CARRYING GARLANDS OF FLOWERS TO GREET THEIR ROYAL GUEST.

    S.O.S. CHILDREN'S VILLAGES PROVIDE HOMES FOR ORPHANS, AND FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF BROKEN FAMILIES. THE FIRST WAS FOUNDED BY HERR GMEINER AT IMST SOON AFTER THE WAR. NOW THERE ARE FIVE LIKE THIS ONE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT AUSTRIA. HERR GMEINER, A WAR-TIME SOCIAL WORKER WHO HAD SEEN THE FIGHTING BREAK UP FAMILIES AND LEAVE HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN HOMELESS, WAS MOVED BY THE SIGHT OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN REDUCED TO BEGGARY IN AUSTRIA'S LARGER CITIES.

    HE PERSUADED ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS, FIRMS AND PRIVATE BENEFACTORS TO CONTRIBUTE TO A SCHEME WHICH WOULD GIVE THESE, AND OTHER ORPHANED CHILDREN, NEW HOMES, AND, HE HOPED, A CHANCE IN LIFE. EACH CONTRIBUTOR WAS ASKED TO GIVE TOWARDS THE COST OF PART, OR ALL OF ONE HOUSE IN THE CHILDREN'S VILLAGE. AS EACH HOUSE WAS COMPLETED SEVEN ORPHANS WOULD BE TAKEN INTO IT. HERE, THEY WOULD FIND A FOSTER MOTHER AND A LIFE THAT WAS AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THAT EXPERIENCED BY ANY OTHER AUSTRIAN CHILD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5HHIA4S98PWNRSYWJ494L7JZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5HHIA4S98PWNRSYWJ494L7JZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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