The first group of 26 children moved into in the newly constructed SOS Children's Village Quetta in November 2008.
Quetta is the largest city and the capital of the Balochistan Province in the west of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and Iran. The city is known as the ‘Fruit Garden of Pakistan’, due to the diversity of the plants and animals that can be found there. However, the province is the most deprived in Pakistan and much of its population, including a large number of Afghan refugees, live in extreme poverty.
SOS Village Quetta includes 10 houses and accommodate up to 100 children. Facilities include a computer room, TV room, library and a spacious playground. Children attend local primary and secondary schools, helping them to integrate into their local community.
The SOS Youth Home Quetta is equipping older boys to take their first steps to independence. The youth home can provide accommodation for 50 boys.