Provide children with optimal care and relevant education through synergy of all SOS programs by implementing the one program Policy and prepare children to live independent life.
Build capacities of families to prevent family separation, increase quality care for programme participants and engage partners for economic empowerment towards self-sufficiency and sustainability.
We develop the capacities of young people through academic, professional and vocational career training for equal employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
SOS Children’s Villages was funded in 1949 by a young Austrian medical student, Hermann Gmeiner, who witnessed the suffering of many orphaned and abandoned children after World War II and felt that something has to be done to help. The acronym “SOS” stands for “Societas Socialis.”
SOS Children’s Villages is active in 136 countries and territories, advocating, supporting children and strengthening families. By 2030, the SOS Children’s Villages Federation aims to ensure that many more children succeed in life and to lead the world’s largest child-care movement.
SOS Children‘s Villages is an international childcare and child protection organization whose vision is a world where “Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect, and security. SOS Children’s Villages started operations in Liberia in 1981. Since then, SOS Children’s Villages has been active in the area of child safeguarding, youth empowerment, family strengthening, health, education, community development, advocacy, and partnerships for quality care. SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia core programmes are: