General information on Norway


SOS Children's Villages has been present in Scandinavia since the early 1960s. In June 1964, the "Komiteen for norske venner av SOS-barnebyer" (Committee of Norwegian Friends of the SOS Children's Villages) was founded to support the worldwide activities of SOS Children's Villages. At first individual family houses were built in different SOS Children's Villages across the globe, but as the organisation grew, SOS Children's Villages Norway was able to finance a complete SOS Children's Village in Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 1979 with Norweigian funds. In 1983 the Norwegian Association was renamed the "Stiftelsen SOS-barnebyer Norge”. Since 2008, the association has been working in Bergen with children and families in need of support.