SOS Children's Village Dar es Salaam

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SOS relies on the kindness and generosity of Canadians to be able to provide a home for the most vulnerable children of Africa.

 

By becoming a child sponsor you are helping an individual child in need.

(You will receive a Canadian charitable tax receipt)

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In view of the widespread poverty which seriously affects children and young people, SOS-Kinderdorf International decided to build an SOS Children's Village on mainland Tanzania in 1994.

 

Arusha, which is a city in northern Tanzania with approximately 90,000 inhabitants, was chosen as the location for the new SOS Children's Village. An SOS Kindergarten and an SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary and Secondary School have been added to SOS Children's Village Arusha.

 

As a result of the widespread poverty and the great demand for care centres for orphans, SOS-Kinderdorf International decided to build an SOS Children's Village and an SOS Kindergarten in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. Construction work started at the beginning of 2005 and was completed in 2006.

The site on which the SOS Children's Village Dar es Salaam was built is located on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, some 10 km away from the city centre, next to the University, in the north western part of the city.

 

It is reachable from either Ubungo Main Road Junction or Mwenge on Sam Nujoma Road and it will clearly be identified by the blue roofs of the house with coffee brown walls. The SOS Children's Village Dar es Salaam comprises 13 family houses, the village director's house, a community- and guest house, an administration and dispensary building, an aunts' house (SOS aunts care for the children in the absence of the SOS mothers) with a laundry and a services area including a workshop and a roofed meeting place ("Tukul").

 

About 130 children will find a new home in the SOS Children's Village. The facility also includes a SOS Kindergarten with four group rooms including one Montessori/special needs room, kitchen and side rooms. The SOS Kindergarten will accommodate about 100 children.

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Our Impact

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The SOS Kindergarten in Tanzania are a fundamental building block for the early development needs including, intellectual and social skills for children.
1 KINDERGARTENS 71 Kindergarten students
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SOS Social Centres in Tanzania 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.
1 SOCIAL CENTRES 200 Beneficiaries
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The SOS Children's Village in Tanzania provides loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children
1 VILLAGES 119 Orphaned and Abandoned Children
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The SOS Youth Facilities in Tanzania provides youth with a loving environment where they learn to transition into independent living and to expand their education
1 YOUTH FACILITIES 17 Youths in our Care

Our Impact

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KINDERGARTENS
The SOS Kindergarten in Tanzania are a fundamental building block for the early development needs including, intellectual and social skills for children.
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KINDERGARTENS
71
Kindergarten students
SOS Social Centre Icon
SOCIAL CENTRES
SOS Social Centres in Tanzania 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.
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SOCIAL CENTRES
200
Beneficiaries
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VILLAGES
The SOS Children's Village in Tanzania provides loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children
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VILLAGES
119
Orphaned and Abandoned Children
SOS Youth Care Program Icon
YOUTH FACILITIES
The SOS Youth Facilities in Tanzania provides youth with a loving environment where they learn to transition into independent living and to expand their education
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YOUTH FACILITIES
17
Youths in our Care