What We Do

We build families for children in need

 We work for children who are orphaned, abandoned or neglected. We give these children the opportunity to build lasting relationships within a loving family. Our family approach is based on four principles: Each child needs a loving mother or parent
, and grows up most naturally with brothers and sisters, in his or her own home, within a supportive village environment.

We help them shape their own futures
We enable children to live according to their own cultures and religions, and to be active members of the community. We help children recognise and express their individual abilities, interests and talents. 
We ensure that they receive the education and skills training they need to be successful and contributing members of society.

We share in the development of their own communities
We share in community life and respond to the social development needs of the most vulnerable children and young people. We work with community members to provide education and health care, respond to emergencies, and strengthen families to prevent child abandonment.

  • Family-based care

    Despite all prevention efforts, families do break down. Then, with the help of sponsors, donors and community partners, SOS Children's Villages provides quality alternative care in a family setting to children who need it. more…
  • Family Strengthening Programme

    Through our family strengthening programmes SOS Children's Villages provides direct support, education and counseling to families experiencing hardships, so that parents can cope and children can continue to grow up in their own families. more…
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  • Advocacy

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