Who we are

Around the world, SOS Children's Villages provides loving homes for children who have been abandoned and orphaned where their basic needs for food, health, shelter and education are met.

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Since 1949, SOS Children's Villages has been guided by a basic principle: a loving home for every child. We are the world's largest charity working with orphaned and abandoned children.

Currently there are 2,000 SOS Children's Village facilities worldwide providing homes to over 80,000 children through its villages. SOS also supports an additional 1,000,000 children in need around the world through its Family Strengthening Programs, kindergartens, vocational training centres, schools and hospitals, all of which provide children and families in need with vital access to education and health care.

Our Values

COURAGE
  We take action

We have challenged traditional methods of orphan care and continue to pioneer innovative child-care approaches. We help children who have no one else to turn to. With a sensitive yet confident approach we are determined to question, learn and take action for children around the world.

COMMITMENT
  We keep our promises

We are dedicated to helping generations of children have a better life. We do this by nurturing lasting relationships with our donors, our co-workers and the communities in which we are rooted. We believe that by making a longterm commitment we have a meaningful and sustainable impact.

TRUST
  We believe in each other

We believe in each other’s abilities and potential. We support and respect one another, and build an environment where we can approach our responsibilities with confidence. In an atmosphere of trust we are inspired to share our experiences and learn from each other.

ACCOUNTABILITY
  We are reliable partners

Since 1949 we have built a foundation of trust with donors, governments, and other partners who support us in our mission. Our greatest responsibility is guaranteeing the wellbeing of children by ensuring high standards of care. In doing this we are committed to using all funds and resources wisely, with respect and accountability.