SOS Children's Villages offers a holistic package of support to the local population. The family strengthening programme reaches families who are at risk of abandoning their children. Working with local authorities, we ensure that children have access to food, and we give children and families educational and health support. We also advise on parenting skills and income generation. Furthermore, we strengthen communities so that vulnerable members have someone to turn to in times of need. An additional programme counsels families who are affected by HIV/AIDS. The SOS Medical Centre provides a variety of health treatments and advice on the prevention of illnesses.
Young girls from the SOS families (photo: M. Peru)