SOS Children's Villages of India
Since its inception in 1964, SOS Children’s Villages of India has expanded its programs for children at a rapid pace. Today it reaches out to over 24,000 children & their families, through 32 SOS Children’s Villages, allied & community based projects like Family Strengthening Programs, Kindergartens, Schools, Vocational Training Centres, and a Nursing School, spread in 22 states of India.
Work and Achievements
Settling over four generations of once parentless or abandoned children of the country, SOS Children’s Villages of India has served for over 50 years till now.
With the inauguration of the first SOS Children’s Village at Greenfields, Faridabad by Indira Gandhi, the organization has now spread all across the country. Every time a natural or man-made disaster has struck an area/region, SOS Children’s Villages have been active in assisting and initiating relief operations and activities, with central importance being given to the affected children. As a result, many SOS Children’s Villages in Hojai, Guwahati, Bhuj, Bhopal, Latur, Bhubaneswar, Rajpura, Jammu, Srinagar, Rourkela, Nagapattinam and Puducherry were born.
SOS Children’s Villages of India also provides support to families in adverse conditions as a part of its Family Strengthening Programme. The aim of this programme has been to empower biological parents under trying conditions to strengthen their capacities as care givers for their children. The programme has worked as a preventive measure to contain the abandonment of children by their families.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds that will be raised through ADHM will be used to support the growth and development of 7500 children staying 32 villages in 22 states of India.