SOS Children’s Villages began its work in Conakry in 1989. In recent years, there has been a growing need for support within the community due to the increasingly difficult situation in the region and neighbouring countries. The SOS Family Strengthening Programme, which we offer at our social centres, ensures that families in need have access to essential services, for example adequate education, sufficient food, regular health care, professional counselling, proper hygiene, or better housing, to name a few. In addition, families have been supported in their endeavours to secure a stable and regular family income by organizing trainings, helping them to find jobs and income generating activities. We also run an adult literacy programme for women. The SOS Social Centre supports over 500 beneficiaries at the moment.
Laughing girls at the children’s village (photo: C. Ladavicius)