SOS Children’s Villages envisions a world where every child grows up within a nurturing family with the love, respect, and security they need to thrive.
We take a holistic child-centred approach to help children, families, and communities succeed long-term. We strengthen families to prevent child abandonment, provide loving homes for children who lack parental care, educate, and empower children to reach their full potential, and advocate for children’s rights so their voices can be heard.
Founded in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children and young people without parental care or at risk of losing it. We work in more than 130 countries and territories worldwide, with locally led programming tailored to meet the unique needs of each community. Annually, we reach over 1 million children and families through our schools, daycares, community centres, children's villages, medical centres, job training and humanitarian relief programs