Africa


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


  • Young family in Tanzania gets a new start on life

    24.05.2017 - When families are suddenly confronted with multiple challenges, they may see their long-term well-being and their children’s development, education or health at risk. In Tanzania, SOS Children’s Villages works with parents like Judith, whose husband died and whose son requires special medical treatment, to strengthen families. More 
  • Creating a home for children in South Sudan

    04.05.2017 - SOS parents play a central role in creating emotionally stable and resilient relationships and a secure and nurturing home for children who have lost parental care. In this video, Mary Gwang, an SOS mother in South Sudan, shares how she cares for her SOS family in Juba every day. More 
  • 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