SOS Children's Village Dosso

SOS Children's Village Dosso was built on a plot of approximately five hectares, which the local authorities had signed over to SOS Children's Villages.

It consists of ten family houses where up to 120 children can find a new home. There is also an administration and service area, the house of the village director and a house for the SOS aunts (SOS mother trainees or family helpers who support the SOS mothers).

An SOS Kindergarten, which is open to children from the neighbourhood, is situated within the same compound. The kindergarten has three classrooms, where up to 75 children can be taught, and some additional rooms.

There is an SOS Hermann Gmeiner School with six classrooms for up to 210 pupils, an administration area and a canteen. The school is open to children from the neighbourhood as well.

Within the SOS Children's Village compound, there is also an SOS Social Centre with a small SOS Medical Centre with the aim of offering help to the people in the city of Dosso and its neighbourhood.

In addition to social, medical and financial aid for children, this centre offers counselling regarding child education and career guidance for parents. 

The social centre comprises a counselling area with offices for the social workers and an administration area. The medical centre consists of examination and treatment rooms as well as a small pharmacy. Up to 1,000 patients a month can be treated there.