A central part of the work that SOS Children's Villages carries out in Guwahati is related to supporting children and families near where our organisation is based. Our family strengthening programme 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, children's rights and positive parenting skills. We provide families with food, as well as educational support and medical treatment. In order for parents to generate income, we offer them vocational training, career counselling and advice on how to look for a job. For example some women have been trained in tailoring, goat and pig rearing, and others have opened small shops.
Celebrating Mother's Day. SOS mothers play a key role in providing children with a sense of belonging (photo: SOS archives).