SOS Children’s Villages began its efforts in Makalle in 1976. Today, our social centres here provide a family strengthening programme to members of the local community. The programme aims to help parents develop their capacities in a holistic and sustainable manner, to achieve self-reliance and economic autonomy, and to ensure access to essential services such as health care and education. We provide training workshops and guidance on income-generating activities as well as counselling and psychological support. The social centres also offer day-care, where up to 150 children are looked after while their parents are at work. We also run a farm where children and young people can learn skills in dairy, poultry, and vegetable production.
A student at the nursing school (photo: M. Peru)