Islamabad

Group of four girls - SOS Village PakistanThe capital of Pakistan, Islamabad is a large and modern city in the north-east of the country. Home to some of the country's best universities, Islamabad has the highest literacy rate in Pakistan.

After the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, many children were left with no home and no family. We are constructing a new SOS Children's Village in Islamabad to provide shelter to these children.

A growing city

Islamabad was built during the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital. It's a well-organised and international city, and is regarded as the most developed city in Pakistan.

The population of the city has grown from 100,000 in 1951, to 1.15 million in 2011. However, the greater Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area has a population of over 4.5 million people.

A new Children's Village

Since 2011, we have cared for children at the newly built Children's Village in Islamabad. Children arrive at our Children's Village when they have become orphaned or abandoned. In the SOS Village there are nine family homes, with six more to still be constructed. We also plan to build a mosque, playing fields, and a school. 

Currently, young children attend primary school in our administration block, while older children attend local secondary schools. Once the SOS School is complete, they will be able to complete their studies there.

Every child growing up in our Children's Village belongs to an SOS family, and is cared for by a dedicated SOS mother. With a range of support and services, we ensure all children reach adulthood with independence, confidence and skills.

The SOS Children's Village in Islamabad is still under construction, and we are excited for the official opening which will happen soon. This new community needs all the help is can get, and the best way for you to give your support is to sponsor a child.  

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Pakistan’s children: Sponsor a child in Pakistan, where natural disasters in recent years have left many children vulnerable.