SOS Children’s Villages began its work in Canchungo in 2007. The SOS Family Strengthening Programme, which we offer at our social centres, ensures that families in need have access to essential services, including clean drinking water, sufficient food, regular health care and counselling, and comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS. We also help parents send their children to school by providing scholarships, as well as getting birth certificates for those children who do not have one. To help parents improve their own situation, we grant micro credits, provide materials for improving their homes, as well as guidance and information on health, nutrition, and hygiene topics. The SOS Social Centre supports 670 beneficiaries at the moment. All our efforts have the goal of maintaining family stability and alleviating hardship so that children can grow up in a secure home.
At the SOS primary school in Canchungo (photo: C. Ladavicius)