Teach and train

Quality education and vocational training are keys to a successful future. To ensure that every child can enjoy their basic right to quality education, SOS Children's Villages runs kindergartens, day care centres, schools and vocational training centres in places where they are needed.

Children and young people from SOS families attend local public schools and make use of the existing education systems in areas where public education is available and adequate.

However, in many places where SOS Children's Villages helps, the public education system is inadequate due to a lack of state assistance or funds. If quality private schools are available, SOS Children's Villages assists with school fees, uniforms and school supplies for the children in our programmes. 

In places entirely lacking schools, SOS Children's Villages runs kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and vocational centres, to offer educational access for the whole community. All of our schools are state recognised and teach according to the local national curricula. Often, our schools are regarded as top schools in the country.
SOS Children's Villages' learning programmes in 2015
  • Kotayk/Armenia - Photo: L. Iievska

    Early development

    A stimulating and educational environment is essential to a child's early development. More...
  • Freetown/Sierra Leone - Photo: C. Mathisse

    Primary and secondary education

    Going to school is a privilege and not a basic right in many parts of the world, where school facilities are non-existent or inadequate. More...
  • Bhuj/India - Photo: SOS Archives

    Vocational training

    SOS Vocational Training Centres help to equip young people for independent life and satisfying careers. More...