Santa, the Elected Editor-in-Chief
"The kids wanted for a long time to have the newspaper in our village," says the editor-in-chief Santa, who is one of the best organisers at the SOS Children's Village.
13-year-old Santa as the editor-in-chief inspects the stories the correspondents bring to her and checks whether the articles can be used or not. "Sometimes the story must be re-written; if I can't judge by myself I discuss it with Inesse," she says.
She hasn't told anyone that the story is so bad that it can't be used at all. "I haven't done this yet, I have only said that maybe the publishing will be delayed for a while."
The best organiser
Santa admits that the team meets every weekend to discuss the possible topics, but she and some other persons in high positions have to spend more time right before printing the newspaper. "Then it takes more time, of course," she says.
How did she land on the "warm" position of editor-in-chief?
"We had the voting who would be the best person to act as editor-in-chief and I won the elections! I really wanted that position and I'm happy now, it's not very hard work," she says.
Her SOS mother says that Santa probably won thanks to her abilities to organise. "She is one of those people who are really good at communications - they talk and talk, but everything is organised and working in the end."
Future sports teacher
The girl was among the other girls who organised the Easter surprises for the younger children pretending to be the Easter rabbits and hiding the coloured eggs on Easter morning. The last thing Santa organised was one of the topics for the next edition of the newspaper: sports.
Sport is important in Santa's life: she wants to become a teacher of sports. "I know that my job will somehow be connected with sports. I love swimming," says the girl, who won third place in a swimming competition for Latvian orphanages.