SOS Children's Village Monrovia

SOS Children's Village Monrovia consists of 15 family houses, where up to 150 children can find a new home, the village director's house, an administration and service area and a small clinic.

The SOS Kindergarten comprises four classrooms, a classroom for Montessori education, kitchen, multi-purpose hall and ancillary rooms. It is attended by up to 100 children, both from the SOS Children's Village and from the local community

The SOS Youth Facility consists of two buildings with a total of twenty bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining hall, and a youth counselling centre.

It accommodates 40 youths. For youngsters from the SOS Children's Villages, moving to an SOS Youth Facility is usually the first step towards an independent life. SOS mothers, educators and village directors prepare the youngsters very carefully for this important step in their lives.

Young people usually stay at the SOS Youth Facility until they have finished their education or training and found a job. On average, this takes four years.

In September 1985, an SOS Hermann Gmeiner School (primary and secondary school) was opened at Monrovia. There are nine classrooms and five special-purpose rooms (physics and chemistry labs, sewing room, typing room, arts and crafts room, and library), as well as a canteen and an administration and service area.

Up to 315 pupils get an education at the school. More than half the pupils are from the local community.