General information on Mexico

In the late 1960s, the director of a mother and child clinic in Mexico City visited an Austrian SOS Children's Village. Because of his profession, he was intimately acquainted with the living situation of children in need. Impressed by what he had seen, he returned to Mexico with the idea of putting into effect the same long-term care concept in his home country. At present there are eight SOS Children's Villages, four SOS Youth Facilities, one SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, one SOS Vocational Training Centre as well as five SOS Social Centres.

Through the wall - photo: C. Martinelli
Through the wall - photo: C. Martinelli
The Republic of Mexico is a country in North America that shares borders with the United States of America in the north, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea in the east, Belize and Guatemala in the south, and the Pacific Ocean in the west.

Present-day Mexico is a country of extreme contrasts, where poverty and affluence, skyscrapers and Mayan ruins, lush rainforests and scorching deserts rub shoulders.

 

Siblings - photo: S. Streeck
Siblings - photo: S. Streeck