A central part of the work that SOS Children's Villages carries out in Greenfields is focused on supporting children and families, the majority of whom live in the slums of Faridabad. Our SOS Social Centres run a family strengthening programme which offers a comprehensive package of services to enable families to stay together and take good care of their children. We aim to raise awareness of hygiene and children's rights, and we give guidance on parenting skills. We provide families with food, as well as educational support and medical advice, vaccinations and treatment. To help families generate an income, we offer vocational training, career counselling and advice. If self-help groups do not exist, we enable their creation. Families we have been working with are now able to be self-sufficient through keeping animals or selling goods like groundnuts or clothes.
Providing information and support to local woman is a central aspect of our work. (photo: SOS archives).