40 years in Africa
In 1971, the opening of SOS Children's Village Abobo Gare in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) marked the beginning of our work in the African continent. Today we support communities and care for orphaned and abandoned children in 45 African countries. 700,000 people are helped by our community projects, and 16,000 children live in 142 SOS Children's Villages.
With over 40 years of experience in Africa, we know that every pound you give makes a huge difference to a vulnerable child's life.
Pound for Africa
A small regular contribution is an effective way to make a long-term difference to our work in the African continent.
Sponsor a child in Africa
You can sponsor a child living in one of the African countries where we work, and make a difference to a child's life.
Find out more...
- Where we work in Africa
- Why sponsor a child with SOS Children?
- Sponsor testimonials from Africa
- A focus on SOS Children's Village Chipata, in Gambia
We give hope to African children by providing a family upbringing for young people with no one, and education, medical care and support to fragile families. Many families are devastated by AIDS and countless children grow up without their parents as a result of the disease. We work to ensure these children have the help they need for the best possible upbringing.
Yet many more children need help. We are reaching out to children all the time, helping those in desperate poverty live a better life. If you choose to support our work, you will be helping a charity with decades of experience and local knowledge of Africa.