Our childhood shapes our future. That's why SOS Children gives holistic support to vulnerable children, ensuring they grow up with all they need to reach their potential.
Children develop best when they belong to a family, so we help families to stay together through our community outreach programmes. When a child does lose parental care, we offer them a new family life in an SOS Children's Village. Here they receive good education and healthcare. If disaster strikes our emergency relief helps communities to recover.
Thank you. With your help, we supported thousands of children who were at crossroads in 2013. Learn more, and see our latest facts and figures...
Where we work
Spanning five continents, we support vulnerable children and families in over 100 countries around the world.
SOS Children's Villages
Children's Villages are the special communities where we provide care for orphaned and abandoned children.
Our family strengthening programmes help families stay together so children can grow up with their parents.
Children living in SOS Villages and those from the local community learn at SOS Schools and Nurseries.
Celebrating 50 years in India
Children growing up in India face many challenges, with more than 31 million children living without the care of a parent. Discover what SOS Children has been doing to help since 1963, and how tomorrow in India you can transform a life.
Celebrating over 40 years in Africa
Our first Children's Village in the African continent opened in 1971 in the Ivory Coast. Today, over 16,000 children live in 153 Children's Villages across 45 African countries. To celebrate 40 years of SOS Children in Africa, we launched “Our Africa”, an online platform for young Africans to tell their stories.
The best way to support our work is to sponsor a child living in an SOS Children's Village. By becoming a child sponsor, you can transform a young life.