SOS Children's Village Lekenik

Halfway between Zagreb and Sisak, between the Sava River in the east and the rolling hills of Vukomericke Gorice in the west lays the picturesque village of Lekenik, a rural community with about 2,000 inhabitants. SOS Children's Village Lekenik is located on the outskirts of the town, next to a primary and a secondary school. The official opening ceremony took place on 8 October 1993 in the presence of Helmut Kutin, president of SOS-Kinderdorf International, the prime minister of Croatia, and numerous guests of honour.

SOS Children's Village Lekenik altogether comprises fifteen family houses, an administrative area, a workshop, a community building and houses for the village director and the SOS aunts (who support the SOS mothers and take care of the children when the mothers are on leave). Up to 98 children can find a new home there. A playground has also been created. The daily care of the children rests in the capable hands of fifteen SOS mothers, who can count on the help of SOS aunts, the village director, pedagogical assistants, a psychologist and a village caretaker. A leisure centre offers different activities for the children from the SOS Children's Village Lekenik as well as for children from the neighbourhood.

The SOS Youth Facilities in Zagreb and Velika Gorica can take in up to 28 young people. The large and close-knit SOS family at the SOS Children's Village Lekenik shares the same responsibilities and joys as any other family.