Award – January 22 2021

Nominations open for the Helmut Kutin Award 2021

Deadline 22 February

Day after day, SOS Children’s Villages caregivers make sure children and young people receive individualised care and support so they can grow to become their strongest selves.

Since 2012, SOS Children's Villages has celebrated the work and commitment of our caregivers - SOS parents, aunts, family assistants and youth care workers - through the Helmut Kutin Award, named after our former president. Our inspiring award recipients through the years have come from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, South Sudan, and Syria.

Where will our 2021 winners come from? Here's how you can help.

We are now seeking nominations for the Helmut Kutin Award 2021. We especially ask children, young people, SOS alumni and staff to nominate an SOS Children's Villages caregiver who they feel has made a profound difference in the life of children.

Click the link below for the NOMINATION FORM in

English  French  Spanish and Russian

After nomination phase close, a mixed procedure, including public voting and a global committee decision with youth participation will help us to select the two winners. These winners will not only be celebrated in their own countries, but also at the SOS Children's Villages General Assembly in June, representing all of our outstanding caregivers who make a difference in the lives of children around the world.

Read about our 2019 winners from Nepal and Syria