SOS Children's Village Sialkot

Two children smiling in PakistanSOS Children's Villages Sialkot is located 20 km from the centre of the city of the same name. Sialkot is a large industrial city in the densely populated Punjabi province of north-east Pakistan.

In Sialkot, there is an SOS Children's Village which provides up to 150 orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children with a loving home.  Additionally there is a SOS primary school which provides 75 children with an education and a SOS Social Centre which provides up to 150 youths with food, shelter, education adn medical assistance.

The Pakistani government gave SOS Children's Villages a 4-hectare parcel of land next to an irrigation canal in 2001. The remains of a building over a century old belonging to the irrigation office can be found near a beautiful cluster of trees.

The construction of the SOS Children's Village could only be started in 2002 after the demolition had been completed. The preservation of the breathtaking vegetation, consisting mainly of mango trees, was seriously considered during the planning stage. The construction was completed in July and SOS Children's Village Sialkot then opened its doors to the orphaned and needy children of the region.