SOS Children - Sponsor a child
We work towards every child growing up in a loving family home, so that they flourish and reach their full potential.
Our work is possible thanks to donors and child sponsors. Learn about sponsoring a child.
What do we do?
Together with our supporters, we help the world’s most vulnerable children and families.
- We prevent children from ending up alone by helping families stay together.
- When a child is orphaned or abandoned, we provide them with a loving family home in an SOS Children’s Village.
- We provide quality education and healthcare in these communities.
We also help during emergencies, and are currently bringing emergency relief to children and families in Syria. Thanks to our supporters, we have been transforming young lives for over 60 years.
Where do we work?
There are SOS Children’s Villages, and associated community programmes, in 125 countries around the world. These span Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. You can sponsor a child in many of these countries. See where we work.
What are Children’s Villages?
SOS Children’s Villages are home to children who, for various reasons, are no longer able to live with their biological family. Many are orphaned or abandoned. In a Children's Village, each child is looked after by an SOS mother. She lovingly cares for a small group of children and they live as a family.
There are several SOS families in a Children's Village. Together, they form a safe and supportive community. We know every child is unique, so those growing up in an SOS family are given individual, tailored support until they are young adults. This includes health care and quality education.
You can sponsor a child growing up in an SOS Children’s Village, and ensure they receive all they need to flourish. Child sponsors change young lives. Thanks to their compassion and support, we are the world’s largest charity for orphaned and abandoned children.