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SOS relies on the kindness and generosity of Canadians to be able to provide a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Pakistan.

 

Today, SOS is providing over 1,400 orphaned and abandoned children with a loving home, quality education and all the necessities for a normal life. Unfortunately there are so many more children that still need your help!

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(You will receive a Canadian charitable tax receipt)

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For just $36/month you can sponsor a child in the Pakistan and help provide an orphaned or abandoned child with:
 

  • A safe and nurturing home
     
  • A loving SOS mother
     
  • Quality education
     
  • Healthcare
     
  • Nutritious food
     
  • Clothing and toys
     
  • All the things necessary for a bright future
     

Please help us ensure a loving home for every Pakistani children.  Sponsor a child in Pakistan now.

Area
796095 km2
Capital City
Islamabad
Climate
Desert
Ethnicities
Punjabi , Pashtun , Sindhi
Population
182.14 mil
Religions
Punjabi, Pashtun (Pathan)
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Our Number

Pakistan
GIRL GENITAL MUTILATION
GIRL GENITAL MUTILATION
29.22%
CHILD MALNUTRITION RATE
CHILD MALNUTRITION RATE
43%
INFANT MORTALITY
INFANT MORTALITY
85.5 per 1,000
ORPHANED
ORPHANED
4,400,000
EDUCATION (PRIMARY) FEMALE
EDUCATION (PRIMARY) FEMALE
67%
EDUCATION (PRIMARY)MALE
EDUCATION (PRIMARY)MALE
79%
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GIRL GENITAL MUTILATION
GIRL GENITAL MUTILATION
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CHILD MALNUTRITION RATE
CHILD MALNUTRITION RATE
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INFANT MORTALITY
INFANT MORTALITY
5.2 per 1,000
ORPHANED
ORPHANED
45,000
EDUCATION (PRIMARY) FEMALE
EDUCATION (PRIMARY) FEMALE
96%
EDUCATION (PRIMARY)MALE
EDUCATION (PRIMARY)MALE
96%

Our Impact

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The SOS Children's Village in Pakistan provides loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children
14 VILLAGES 1400 Orphaned and Abandoned Children
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The SOS Youth Facilities in Pakistan provides youth with a loving environment where they learn to transition into independent living and to expand their education
13 YOUTH FACILITIES 450 Youths in our Care
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SOS Vocational Training Centres in Pakistan provide young adults from our youth centres, SOS villages and the surrounding community with the skills they will need to secure reliable employment. They provide realistic job opportunities for the future and an avenue to independence.
4 VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES 1000 Youth and adult students
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SOS Social Centres in Pakistan aim is to help families, in particular women and children, living in communities neighbouring the SOS Children's Villages to gradually escape from poverty, and to help young people become self-reliant.
4 SOCIAL CENTRES 3100 Beneficiaries
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SOS Medical Centres in Pakistan provide quality health care to the children in our care, our staff, our staffís family as well as people in the surrounding community.
1 MEDICAL CENTRES 800 Patients

Our Impact

SOS Village Icon
VILLAGES
The SOS Children's Village in Pakistan provides loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children
14
VILLAGES
1400
Orphaned and Abandoned Children
SOS Youth Care Program Icon
YOUTH FACILITIES
The SOS Youth Facilities in Pakistan provides youth with a loving environment where they learn to transition into independent living and to expand their education
13
YOUTH FACILITIES
450
Youths in our Care
SOS Vocational Training Icon
VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES
SOS Vocational Training Centres in Pakistan provide young adults from our youth centres, SOS villages and the surrounding community with the skills they will need to secure reliable employment. They provide realistic job opportunities for the future and an avenue to independence.
4
VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES
1000
Youth and adult students
SOS Social Centre Icon
SOCIAL CENTRES
SOS Social Centres in Pakistan aim is to help families, in particular women and children, living in communities neighbouring the SOS Children's Villages to gradually escape from poverty, and to help young people become self-reliant.
4
SOCIAL CENTRES
3100
Beneficiaries
Medical Centre
MEDICAL CENTRES
SOS Medical Centres in Pakistan provide quality health care to the children in our care, our staff, our staffís family as well as people in the surrounding community.
1
MEDICAL CENTRES
800
Patients
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SOS Children's Villages in Pakistan

 

SOS Children's Villages has been working with children and their families in Pakistan since 1975. As a result of natural disasters, political unrest, as well as civil war and military disputes in the various regions, the people of Pakistan have been exposed to a life of great social misery, which has affected children in particular.

 

SOS Children's Villages has provided permanent support in the form of health care, education and counselling to families in need. In addition, when natural disasters have struck, SOS Children's Villages has provided Pakistan with relief aid.

 

At present, there are 14 SOS Children's Villages in Pakistan, four SOS Children’s Homes, 13 SOS Youth Facilities, 12 SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools and nine SOS Community Schools in the Rural Supp, four SOS Vocational Training Centres and one SOS Medical Centre.

Sponsor a Child in Pakistan

 

SOS Children's Villages has been working with children and their families in Pakistan since 1975. As a result of natural disasters, political unrest, as well as civil war and military disputes in the various regions, the people of Pakistan have been exposed to a life of great social misery, which has affected children in particular.

 

SOS Children's Villages has provided permanent support in the form of health care, education and counselling to families in need. In addition, when natural disasters have struck, SOS Children's Villages has provided Pakistan with relief aid.

 

At present, there are 14 SOS Children's Villages in Pakistan, four SOS Children’s Homes, 13 SOS Youth Facilities, 12 SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools and nine SOS Community Schools in the Rural Supp, four SOS Vocational Training Centres and one SOS Medical Centre.

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Some facts about Pakistan

 

Pakistan is one of the most populous countries in the world with a population of around 187 million (July 2011 est.). The capital city is Islamabad, which is home to over 900,000 people.

 

The present day Republic came into existence in 1956, nine years after the area gained independence from the British Empire. In 1971, the area known as East Pakistan became Bangladesh. The decades that followed partition saw periods of military dictatorship interspersed with civilian rule. In addition, violent conflicts within the national boundaries and in neighbouring countries have added to the political and social instability

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A fate determined by national disaster and political instability

 

The people of Pakistan face numerous problems, which include poverty, illiteracy, poor access to health care, corruption and terrorism. About a quarter of the population lives under the nationally-established poverty line, with rural areas and areas of conflict being the poorest. Agriculture continues to play an important part in the Pakistani economy. However, recent reforms have increased the role of manufacturing and the financial service sector.

 

Although the economy had been growing in recent years, it slowed down in 2008-2009, and the unemployment figure rose to 15 per cent in 2011. Shortages in the electricity supply resulted in industry shutting down as well as food and fuel prices rising, which led to street protests. Economic development is further hampered by natural disasters and military conflicts.

 

On 8 October 2005, northern Pakistan experienced the most debilitating earthquake in the country's history. According to government figures, approximately 73,000 people died, over 2.8 million were left without shelter, and about 2.3 million were without adequate food. Another natural disaster struck in 2010: Pakistan suffered the worst monsoon floods recorded in its history, which destroyed livelihoods and affected more than 20 million people.

 

It is estimated that over three million people have been displaced by the conflicts in north-west Pakistan. Further conflicts in Kashmir and Punjab have caused additional human misery. In 2001, military action in neighbouring Afghanistan caused millions of refugees to flee across the borders in search of safety. It is estimated that over a million refugees are still in the country.

 

Life expectancy and literacy rates vary according to region, gender and age. In general terms, Pakistan has both a low literacy rate and a low life expectancy rate. Men, those who are young, and those who live in urban areas are more likely to be literate than women, those who live in rural areas, and older people. Life expectancy for men is 64 years while for women it is 67 years.

Situation of the children in Pakistan

 

There are around 79 million children living in Pakistan. The decades of political turmoil and the aftermath of natural disasters have affected the lives of millions of children. It is estimated that in the 2010 floods alone, ten million children lost their homes and their belongings, and no longer have access to health care and education.

 

Many families simply cannot afford to send their children to school or take them to the doctor. Poverty forces children to go out to work. Often, children who have moved to urban areas with their families are found working - selling goods or shining shoes - on the city streets.

 

Only 63 per cent of Pakistani children finish primary school; most of these live in urban areas. Girls are less likely to attend or finish school than boys, and their education often suffers further due to early marriage. Before the 2010 floods it was estimated that one in three girls was married before they reached the age of 18. The post-flood number is believed to be higher.

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