May 4 2017

Creating a home for children in South Sudan

A day in the life of an SOS mother

SOS parents play a central role in creating emotionally stable and resilient relationships and a secure and nurturing home for children who have lost parental care. Mary Gwang, an SOS mother in South Sudan, shares how she cares for her SOS family in Juba every day.

Mary Gwang is an SOS mother in Juba, South Sudan. She is one of 9,300 SOS parents, parent-trainees and family assistants worldwide who provide care in a family environment for children who have lost their biological parents or can no longer live with them.

The SOS Children's Village in Juba is home to more than 100 children and young people.

Watch what a day in Mary Gwang's life as an SOS mother looks like:

Learn more about SOS Children's Villages in South Sudan