These are the latest stories from places in Africa where SOS Children's Villages is working to help children and families in need.

  • YouthCan! - Launching the new global partnership for youth employability

    01.03.2017 - On 1 March, SOS Children’s Villages launched the new global partnership YouthCan! in Johannesburg, South Africa. YouthCan! helps to empower young people to successfully manage the transition into independent life and the job market. More 
  • SOS Children's Villages' vocational training centre in Lilongwe, Malawi

    Malawi: Training brings change

    21.02.2017 - In Malawi, SOS Children's Villages is working with a partner organisation to empower sexually exploited girls and young women through vocational training, giving them the opportunity to have an alternative and independent way to earn a living. More 
  • Built to last: SOS Children’s Villages keeps children safe against natural disaster

    31.01.2017 - Recent emergencies in Philippines, Nepal and Haiti show the value of sound construction. More 
  • Empowering vulnerable families in Cape Verde

    17.01.2017 - When parents find themselves trapped in difficult living conditions, their families may be at risk of breakdown and separation. With assistance from SOS Children’s Villages, Margarida, a single mother from Cape Verde, has defied unemployment and poverty and is building a better future for her children. More 
  • Children find safety amid uncertainty in South Sudan

    09.01.2017 - After the SOS Children's Village in Juba had to be evacuated in July 2016, the SOS families are settling in at their temporary homes in the South Sudanese capital. Life has slowly returned to normal for the children despite the ongoing security challenges in the country. More 
  • Young entrepreneurs: Growing a business from the ground up

    05.12.2016 - Young people face significant challenges when they try to transition into the labour market. Often, there are not enough jobs or young people do not have adequate skills to find work. Entrepreneurship training is one way to help bridge this gap in Uganda. More 
  • Working with families to become self-reliant

    24.11.2016 - Single-parent families tend to be particularly vulnerable to economic hardship. In Namibia, SOS Children’s Villages is working with disadvantaged families, including single mothers, and communities to become self-reliant and build long-term resilience. More 
  • International partnership to expand employment opportunities for under-served youth

    25.10.2016 - A global partnership announced today between the Youth Career Initiative and SOS Children’s Villages International aims to help thousands of disadvantaged young people develop the skills and connections they need to secure decent work. More 
  • SOS Children’s Villages moves to help drought-hit Ethiopia and Malawi

    28.09.2016 - SOS Children’s Villages is working to help vulnerable families in Ethiopia and Malawi with nutritional and other emergency assistance in response to one the worst droughts to hit eastern and southern Africa in decades. More 
  • Helping children during Malawi’s drought

    01.09.2016 - Smart Namagonya is the National Director of SOS Malawi. In the following interview, he talks about how the drought affects SOS programmes, and what is needed to help vulnerable children and families in the country. More