SOS Children's Village Douala was built in the south of the city of the same name. Douala is, due to its 1.9 Millions inhabitants (census 2006), the biggest city of Cameroon. Douala is also both the most important seaport and the economic capital of Cameroon.
SOS Children's Village Douala was built on a seven-hectare plot of land that had been made available by the authorities and is situated on the road linking the cities of Douala and Yaoundé. It has 10 family houses and can house up to 120 children. It also consists of a village director's house, an administration building and a house for the SOS aunts (SOS Children's Village mothers in training, who actively support the SOS mothers).
Like all the SOS-Children's Village ancillary facilities in Douala, the SOS Kindergarten is located within the grounds of the SOS Children's Village and can also be attended by children from the neighbourhood. It was opened in 2007 at the same time as the SOS Children's village and up to 75 children can be taught there. The SOS Kindergarten has three classrooms and several adjoining rooms for the administration.
The SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary School is also open to children from the neighbouring community. It has 6 classrooms and can be attended by up to 210 pupils. A canteen and an administration area are also part of the school's infrastructure.
Within the village compound, there is also an SOS Social Centre, combined with a little medical centre. There, the aim is to provide the people with medical care and inform them about local preventative measures. The centre has a treatment room, an examination room, a pharmacy, some offices for the director and the social- and pedagogical workers as well as an administration area. Up to 1,000 patients can be seen there every month.