What we do

  • Alternative child care

    We provide family-based care for children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing it. Our family-based approach is based on four principles: A child needs a loving mother or parent, their brothers and sisters, a home, and a supportive community. more...
  • Family strengthening

    SOS Children's Villages' family strengthening programmes help families stay together by providing material support, education, child care and other aid. Through training, education and counseling, we build parents' capacities to care for their children. more...
  • Emergency response

    When children are exposed to danger as a result of war or natural catastrophe we take action to bring them as quickly as possible from the emergency situation into a caring and protective environment. more...
  • Education and life skills

    SOS Children's Villages places central value on education and works to provide educational assistance to children growing up in children's villages, those participating in any form of family strengthening programme, and all vulnerable children and young people in the communities we work in. more...
  • Child rights advocacy

    We work at local, national and international levels to respond to the social development needs of the most vulnerable children and young people. We work to influence and improve policies that protect children, strengthen families and support communities. more...