A central part of the work that SOS Children's Villages carries out in Hojai is related to supporting local children and families. Our family strengthening programme offers a comprehensive package of services to enable families to stay together and take good care of their children. We aim to raise awareness of hygiene, children's rights and positive parenting skills. We provide families with food, as well as educational support and medical treatment. In order for parents to generate income, we offer them vocational training, career counselling and advice on how to look for a job. For example, we have trained women in tailoring, food processing and animal husbandry. Awareness-raising workshops, on subjects such as HIV/AIDS or women's legal rights are organised on a regular basis.
Women from our family strengthening programme learning to knit (photo: SOS archives).